An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a certain site. Any file which was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have only one page with three embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the 6 files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log usually provides the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. Sometimes you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The information an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the performance of an Internet site, besides the web statistics your server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
If you purchase a shared web hosting from us, you shall be able to determine if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You'll be able to activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can effortlessly trigger or disable the generation of access logs individually for every single site that you have. You can save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see within the same section of the CP. The link is available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data gathered by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to view detailed access logs for any website that you host in a semi-dedicated server account created on our innovative website hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel will enable you to activate the feature for each and every domain name or subdomain inside the account individually, so you can get logs just for the sites which you want. As soon as you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section where you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each one of them. Triggering or deactivating the generation of access logs is as easy as pressing this button and the change will take effect right away. You can easily save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link located in the same section. The latter shall be available at all times, even after you disable the feature for a given domain or subdomain.