An access log features a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your site. The list is detailed, so in case you have a web page with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log usually includes the date, the OS, the web browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most popular files on your site. The log, that is also commonly called "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you commonly get with a hosting account, not a replacement. A good example why you could 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 functionality, but you don't want to use the typical graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site stats.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be incredibly easy when you purchase a shared web hosting
from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all the accounts, features a section on different logs and that is where you will find the access logs too. When you go there, you'll see a list of all the domain names
hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for each of them as soon as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button in the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, which means that you can easily save and manage them on your PC or notebook.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your 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 a couple of clicks within your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this feature within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is a single click on the On button that you will see there. The feature can be triggered independently for any Internet site regardless of whether it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find a full list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you may then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation may be disabled by simply switching the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your CP.