An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular site. Every single file which was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have just one page with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for any of the six files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log typically provides the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. Oftentimes you may also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The info an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to write reports on the overall performance of a website, independent of the web stats that your hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
When you order a cloud web hosting from us, you shall be able to determine if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You may enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Each and every domain 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 quickly enable or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every site that you have. You can save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see inside the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even if you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will have the option to trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than several mouse clicks within your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is one click on the On button that you'll see there. The feature can be triggered independently for any website regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find a complete list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you may then view it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation can be stopped by simply changing the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.