An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a given Internet site. Every file which was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have just one webpage with 3 embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log usually provides the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The data an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the functionality of a website, independent of the web statistics which your web hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
If you opt for one of our cloud website hosting plans, you'll get in-depth access logs for your sites. As soon as you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, you should check out the Access/Error Logs section where you will see a complete list of the domains and subdomains that you've added or created inside the web hosting account. You will only have to click on the On button, that is located on the right-hand side of each and every hostname and our cloud platform will start generating logs right away. To disable this function, you'll have to follow the same exact steps and click on the Off button. The domains and subdomains can be handled independently and anytime. You can find a download link inside the Logs section of the Control Panel for every log generated by our system, so you can save the file to your laptop or computer and view it or use it through some log processing software.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a couple of clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function can be enabled from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for each and every domain or subdomain which you have within your account. Whenever you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. A single click will enable the log generation and a second one shall disable it, so you can control this feature with great convenience. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer system. Even when the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.