An access log contains a record of all of the files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your Internet site. The list is thorough, so when you have a webpage with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically contains the date, the OS, the Internet browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the hottest files on your Internet site. The log, that's also frequently referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics that you typically get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An example why you could need this type of a log is if you intend to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you do not want to use the standard graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
When you buy a website hosting
from our company, you'll be able to determine if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You could enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Each and every domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can easily activate or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every single website that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see within the same section of the CP. The link is available even if you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you will have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with just a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting CP. You'll find this feature within 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 single click on the On button that you can see there. The function can be triggered separately for any Internet site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find the complete list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation may be disabled by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your CP.