An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a certain website. Each and every file that was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have a single page with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for any of the 6 files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, worldwide web browser and IP address. Occasionally you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. The information that an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the performance of a site, independent of the web stats your server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be extremely easy if you buy a cloud web hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of the accounts, has a section on different logs and that is where you'll find the access logs too. Once you go there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized 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 need logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button in the exact same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can comfortably 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 our company, it shall not take more than a couple of clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature may be activated via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this could be done separately for each and every domain name or subdomain you have in your account. Once you log in and check out 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 every one of them. One click will enable the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great comfort. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you may then use on your computer system. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.