An access log includes a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your site. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a web page with 2 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 web browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most well liked files on your website. The log, that's also commonly called "raw data", is an addition to the web data that you usually get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An illustration why you might need this type of a log is if you want to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s overall performance, but you do not want to use the regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated website statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your cloud website hosting account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to each domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you will see a download link and also the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you no longer require one, you could stop it with just a mouse click from the very same section of the CP. You'll still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than a few mouse clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function may be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for every single domain name or subdomain which you have within your account. When you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. One click will activate the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the created content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer system. Even when the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.