An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a particular Internet site. Every file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have one page with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the 6 files which were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log usually contains the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. In some cases you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The information an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the efficiency of a site, in addition to the web statistics your web hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your shared web hosting account and navigate to this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to each domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with simply a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You will still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to view detailed access logs for any site that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account created on our groundbreaking website hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the function for every single domain or subdomain inside the account individually, which means that you can get logs just for the websites which you want. After you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will see a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each of them. Activating or deactivating the generation of access logs is as basic as clicking on this button and the change shall take effect instantly. You can easily save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link located in the same exact section. The latter will be available always, even after you disable the function for a given domain name or subdomain.