An access log contains a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your website. The list is detailed, so when you have a page with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log usually contains the date, the OS, the browser and the IP address for each and every file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the most popular files on your site. The log, that's also commonly named "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics that you typically get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An example why you may need this type of a log is if you wish to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s general performance, but you do not want to use the regular graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site stats.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be extremely easy if you buy a shared web hosting
from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, features a section on different logs and that is where you will find the access logs as well. Once you go there, you'll see a list of all the domains
hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for each of them as early as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, so you can easily save and manage them on your PC or laptop.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, it will not take more than a few mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be enabled via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for every single domain or subdomain which you have inside your account. When you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click will activate the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you can then use on your personal computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.