An access log features a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your site. The list is thorough, so when you have a webpage with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically contains the date, the Operating System, the web browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most well liked files on your website. The log, that is also typically referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics you normally get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An example why you might need this sort of a log is if you want to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s functionality, but you do not want to use the regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated website statistics.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains which 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 domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you'll see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your PC and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you no longer require one, you'll be able to stop it with only a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You will still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll find this feature within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is a single click on the On button that you can see there. The feature can be activated separately for any site regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find the full list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you could then look at it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation may be deactivated by simply changing the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your CP.