An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular website. Each and every file that was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have one page with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall 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 offers the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The info that an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the performance of a website, besides the web stats which your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud hosting
account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domains
and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you'll see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you no longer require one, you could stop it with a mouse click from the same exact section of the Control Panel. You shall still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you will have the option to activate or disable the generation of access logs with just a few clicks within your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is one click on the On button you'll see there. The function can be activated independently for any website no matter if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find a full list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you could then look at it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation can be disabled by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your CP.