An access log features a record of all of the files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your website. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a web page with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log normally includes the date, the Operating System, the Internet browser and the IP address for each and every file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the hottest files on your site. The log, that is also commonly referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you normally get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An illustration why you may need this kind of a log is if you intend to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s overall performance, but you do not want to use the conventional graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
When you obtain a shared website hosting
from us, you'll be able to determine if access logs have to be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You may enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each and every domain
you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can quickly trigger or disable the generation of access logs individually for every website that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the very same section of the CP. The link is available even if you stop the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, it won't take more than several mouse clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function can be enabled via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for each domain or subdomain that you have in your account. Once you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. A single click will activate the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this function with great convenience. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you may then use on your laptop or computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.