An access log contains a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your website. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a webpage with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically includes the date, the Operating System, the web browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the hottest files on your Internet site. The log, which is also often called "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you commonly get with a hosting account, not an alternative. One example why you may require such a log is if you would like to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s overall performance, but you don't want to use the standard graphs and tables which come with the server-generated website statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
If you get a cloud hosting from our company, you'll be able to choose if access logs must be generated and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You can activate this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, integrated with all shared accounts. Any domain you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can conveniently enable or disable the generation of access logs independently for each website that you have. You may save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the very same section of the CP. The link will be available even if you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with only a couple of clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall find this function inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is a single click on the On button which you will see there. The feature can be triggered independently for any Internet site regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you will find a complete list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation could be deactivated by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.