An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given website. Every single file that was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have a single page with 3 embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the six files that were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. In some cases you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The data that an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the functionality of a website, independent of the web stats which your server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
When you acquire a hosting from us, you shall be able to choose if access logs have to be generated and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You can enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all shared accounts. Every single domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can conveniently activate or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every site that you have. You could save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you shall see in the very same section of the CP. The link is available even after you disable the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data gathered by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with only a couple of clicks within your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is one click on the On button which you will see there. The function can be triggered separately for any Internet site regardless of whether it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you shall find a detailed list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation may be disabled by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.