An access log contains a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your site. The list is detailed, so in case you have a webpage with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log usually contains the date, the OS, the web 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 frequently called "raw data", is an addition to the web data you typically get with a hosting account, not a substitute. One example why you may need this sort of a log is if you want to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you don't want to use the conventional graphs and tables that come with the server-generated website statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
If you acquire a cloud hosting
from us, you'll be able to choose if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You could enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every domain
you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can easily trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for each site that you have. You can save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the very same section of the CP. The link will be available even if you stop the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data collected by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, it will not take more than several mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function can be enabled via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this could be done individually for each domain or subdomain that you have inside your account. After you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. A single click shall trigger the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great comfort. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you can then use on your notebook or computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.