An access log contains a record of all of the files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your site. The list is comprehensive, so if you have a page with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically includes the date, the OS, the browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most popular files on your site. The log, that is also often referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web data that you commonly get with a hosting account, not a replacement. An illustration why you could need this type of a log is if you would like to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you don't want to use the regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated website statistics.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be exceptionally simple if you acquire a web hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs which is where you shall find the access logs as well. When you go there, you'll see a list of all the domain names hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start creating an access log for any of them as soon as you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button within the very same section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can effortlessly save and manage them on your desktop computer or laptop.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a few mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function could be activated from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for every single domain name or subdomain you have within your account. Whenever you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click will enable the log generation and another one shall disable it, so you can control this function with great ease. A Download link in the same section will permit you to save the created content as a text file, that you could then use on your laptop or computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.