An access log includes a record of all the files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your site. The list is thorough, so in case you have a page with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log usually includes the date, the OS, the browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the most well liked files on your Internet site. The log, that is also often referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you usually get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An illustration why you may need this type of a log is if you wish to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s general performance, but you do not want to use the regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated web statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your cloud hosting
account and navigate to this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to allow 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 shall see a download link and also the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you no longer need one, you'll be able to stop it with only a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you shall have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than several clicks inside your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this function within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a click on the On button you'll see there. The feature can be enabled individually for any site regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find a detailed list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you may then view it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation could be stopped by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.