An access log includes a record of all of the files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your site. The list is detailed, so when you have a webpage with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically contains the date, the OS, the browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the most well liked files on your site. The log, that's also frequently called "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics that you typically get with a hosting account, not a substitute. A good example why you may require this sort of a log is if you want to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you don't want to use the standard graphs and tables which come with the server-generated web statistics.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Our custom Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your shared web hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you will see a download link and also the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you no longer need one, you may stop it with only a click from the very same section of the CP. You will still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with no more than a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall 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 generating logs is one click on the On button which you can see there. The function can be activated independently for any website regardless if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you shall find a complete list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you could then view it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation could be stopped by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.