An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a certain website. Every file which was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have only one page with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for every 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, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. In some cases you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The data an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to write reports on the functionality of a website, independent of the web statistics your server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your shared website hosting account and visit this section, you'll 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 each and every domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you shall see a download link as well as 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 app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't need one, you may stop it with simply 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 the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to view detailed access logs for any site that you host in a semi-dedicated server account set up on our progressive hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will allow you to enable the feature for each domain name or subdomain within the account separately, so you can get logs only for the sites which you want. Once you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section where you will discover a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of every one of them. Triggering or deactivating the generation of access logs is as basic as pressing this button and the change shall take effect straight away. You could save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link located in the very same section. The latter shall be available always, even if you disable the function for a certain domain address or subdomain.