An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a given Internet site. Every single file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have one webpage with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log normally contains the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. Occasionally you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The data an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of a site, aside from the web stats that your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your shared hosting account and visit this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you'll see a download link as well as 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 program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with just a click from the same section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already created content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to look at in depth access logs for any website that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account created on our progressive web hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will permit you to activate the feature for each domain or subdomain inside the account separately, so you can get logs exclusively for the sites which you want. After you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section where you will discover a list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each of them. Activating or disabling the generation of access logs is as elementary as pressing this button and the change shall take effect instantly. You could save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link located in the exact same section. The latter will be available always, even after you disable the function for a particular domain address or subdomain.