An access log is a complete list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a certain site. Every file that was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have just one webpage with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for every of the six files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log normally contains the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. The info which an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the performance of an Internet site, besides the web stats which your server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your hosting account and take a look at 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 press a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you no longer require one, you can stop it with simply a mouse click from the same section of the Control Panel. You shall still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to view detailed access logs for any site that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account set up on our progressive web hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will enable you to activate the feature for each domain or subdomain within the account individually, so you can get logs just for the sites that you need. When you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will discover a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of all of them. Enabling or disabling the generation of access logs is as simple as clicking on that button and the change shall take effect immediately. You will be able to save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link in the same exact section. The latter shall be available at all times, even after you disable the function for a specific domain or subdomain.