An access log includes a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your website. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a page with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log usually includes the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the most well liked files on your site. The log, that's also frequently called "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics you normally get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An illustration why you might need such a log is if you would like to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you do not want to use the regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site stats.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud website hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you no longer need one, you'll be able to stop it with only a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take more than a few clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature could be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done individually for each domain name or subdomain that you have in your account. When you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. A single click will trigger the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link within the same section will permit you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you could then use on your computer system. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.