An access log includes a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your site. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a web page with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log usually contains the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the hottest files on your Internet site. The log, that is also typically named "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you usually get with a hosting account, not a substitute. A good example why you might need this sort of a log is if you intend to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s general performance, but you do not want to use the conventional graphs and tables that come with the server-generated web statistics.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting from our company, you shall be able to choose if access logs have to be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You may enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all shared accounts. Each and every domain you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can effortlessly enable or disable the generation of access logs separately for each website that you have. You can save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the same section of the CP. The link is available even if you disable the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data collected by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with just a couple of clicks within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will find this function 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 that you can see there. The function can be enabled separately for any Internet site regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find the full list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you can then view it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation may be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.