An access log features a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while exploring 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 only the page. An access log typically contains the date, the Operating System, the web browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the hottest files on your website. The log, that's also often called "raw data", is an addition to the web data which you normally get with a hosting account, not a substitute. A good example why you may need this sort of a log is if you intend to use some software on your 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 website statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Our custom Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. When you sign in to your cloud hosting account and visit this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains which 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. If the option is active, 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 computer and view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you no longer need one, you'll be able to stop it with simply a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than a few clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function may be activated from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for every single domain or subdomain that you have within your account. As soon as you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click shall enable the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you may then use on your personal computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.