An access log includes a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your website. The list is thorough, so when you have a webpage with two 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 every file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the hottest files on your site. The log, that is also typically referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web data that you commonly get with a hosting account, not a substitute. One example why you may require such a log is if you wish to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you do not want to use the standard graphs and tables that come with the server-generated website statistics.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
Our custom Hepsia Control Panel features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and visit this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with a click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than a few clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this could be done separately for each domain or subdomain which you have within your account. Whenever you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click shall activate the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the generated content as a text file, which you could then use on your laptop or computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.