An access log contains a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your website. The list is comprehensive, so if you have a webpage with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files will 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 each file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most well liked files on your site. The log, that is also commonly named "raw data", is an addition to the web data you normally get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An illustration why you might need this sort of a log is if you intend to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s functionality, but you don't want to use the conventional graphs and tables which come with the server-generated web statistics.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and go to this section, you will 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 domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you will see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you don't require one, you can stop it with just a click from the exact same section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to view in depth access logs for any website that you host within a semi-dedicated server account set up on our innovative web hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will permit you to enable the feature for each domain or subdomain inside the account independently, so that you can get logs only for the sites that you need. Once you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section where you will discover a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of every one of them. Initiating or deactivating the generation of access logs is as elementary as clicking on this button and the change will take effect instantly. You can easily save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link in the very same section. The latter will be available all of the time, even after you deactivate the feature for a specific domain or subdomain.