An access log features a record of all of the files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your site. The list is detailed, so when you have a webpage with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically features the date, the Operating System, the web browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the hottest files on your website. The log, that is also often referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics you normally get with a hosting account, not a substitute. One example why you may require such a log is if you want to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you don't want to use the regular graphs and tables which come with the server-generated website stats.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your shared hosting account and navigate to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to every 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 PC and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you no longer need one, you may stop it with a click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already created content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a few mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature could be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done individually for each domain name or subdomain that you have within your account. When you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click will trigger the log generation and a second one will disable it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link within the same section will permit you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you can then use on your computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.