An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular site. Any file which was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have only one page with three embedded images, 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 usually provides the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. Oftentimes you could also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the performance of a site, in addition to the web statistics your hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be really simple if you buy a cloud web hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all of the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you'll find the access logs too. As you go there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start creating an access log for any of them as early as you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can easily save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll have the option to enable or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this function within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a single click on the On button you'll see there. The feature can be activated separately for any Internet site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you will find a full list of all the hosts in 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 computer. The log generation can be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.