An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a particular site. Each and every file that was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have just one page with three embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the 6 files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log usually shows the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. In some cases you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information which an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the performance of a site, in addition to the web stats which your hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your shared web hosting account and navigate to this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to each and 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 look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you no longer require one, you could stop it with a mouse click from the very same section of the CP. You'll still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to see detailed access logs for any website that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account set up on our revolutionary hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will permit you to enable the function for each domain or subdomain inside the account individually, which means that you can get logs just for the websites you need. Once you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will discover a list of all the domain addresses and subdomains that you've added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each of them. Initiating or deactivating the generation of access logs is as elementary as clicking on that button and the change shall take effect right away. You could save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link located in the same exact section. The latter will be available always, even after you deactivate the function for a given domain address or subdomain.