An access log contains a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your Internet site. The list is comprehensive, so in case you have a webpage with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log normally features the date, the OS, the Internet browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the hottest files on your website. The log, which is also often referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics that you commonly get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An example why you might need this sort of a log is if you intend to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you don't want to use the typical graphs and tables which come with the server-generated web statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
When you obtain a cloud hosting from our company, you will be able to choose if access logs should be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You may enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Each domain name you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can easily trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for each site that you have. You can save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see in the very same section of the CP. The link shall be available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data compiled by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to trigger or disable the generation of access logs with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is one click on the On button that you'll see there. The function can be activated separately for any site regardless if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you will find the full list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you can then view it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation could be deactivated by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.