An access log includes a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your Internet site. The list is thorough, so when you have a webpage with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically includes the date, the OS, the browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most well liked files on your Internet site. The log, which is also commonly called "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you commonly get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An example why you may need this type of a log is if you wish to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s overall performance, but you don't want to use the typical graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site stats.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your shared website hosting
account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domains
and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your PC and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you'll have the option to activate or disable the generation of access logs with only a few clicks within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is a click on the On button which you can see there. The feature can be activated separately for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find a complete list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation can be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your CP.