An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a certain Internet site. Every single file that was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have one page 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 each of the 6 files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log usually contains the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. Sometimes you may also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The info which an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the efficiency of an Internet site, aside from the web stats that your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be extremely easy if you acquire a hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section on different logs which is where you'll find the access logs as well. As soon as you go there, you will see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for any of them the instant you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button within the very same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can easily save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than a couple of clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this could be done separately for each domain name or subdomain which you have in your account. Once you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. A single click shall trigger the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great comfort. A Download link within the same section will permit you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you may then use on your notebook or computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.