An access log is a complete list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a particular Internet site. Each and every file that was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have only one page with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log typically offers the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Sometimes you may also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information which an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the performance of an Internet site, independent of the web stats your server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
When you get a cloud hosting from our company, you shall be able to determine if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You may enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all shared accounts. Any domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can quickly trigger or disable the generation of access logs individually for each website that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see inside the same section of the CP. The link shall be available even after 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
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than several clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be enabled via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this could be done separately for every single domain name or subdomain that you have inside your account. Once you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click will enable the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great simplicity. A Download link inside the same section will enable you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you can then use on your personal computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.