An access log contains a record of all of the files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your website. The list is detailed, so when you have a web page with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log usually 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 an idea about the hottest files on your site. The log, that is also typically referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web data that you usually get with a hosting account, not a replacement. A good example why you could need such a log is if you want to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you don't want to use the standard graphs and tables which come with the server-generated web statistics.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
When you order a hosting
from our company, you shall be able to determine if access logs should be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You may enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes 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 every one of them, so you can conveniently enable or disable the generation of access logs individually for every site that you have. You may save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see within the exact same section of the CP. The link shall be available even after you stop the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data gathered by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, it won't take more than several mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this could be done separately for every single domain or subdomain that you have within your account. After you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click shall activate the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you can then use on your laptop or computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.