An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a particular site. Each and every file that was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have only one webpage with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the six files that were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log typically provides the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Sometimes you can also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. The information which an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the efficiency of a website, independent of the web stats that your server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be very easy when you acquire a cloud hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all the accounts, features a section on different logs and that is where you shall find the access logs too. Once you go there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start creating an access log for any of them as soon as you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button in the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, which means that you can comfortably save and manage them on your PC or laptop.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall have the option to activate or disable the generation of access logs with no more than a couple of clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this function inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is one click on the On button which you will see there. The function can be activated independently for any Internet site regardless of whether it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you shall find a complete 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 personal computer. The log generation could be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.