An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a certain Internet site. Every single file which was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have just one page with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the six files that were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log usually offers the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. Occasionally you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The data that an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to write reports on the performance of a website, independent of the web stats which your server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be really simple when you purchase a cloud website hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, supplied with all of the accounts, features a section on different logs and that is where you'll find the access logs as well. When you navigate there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for each of them as early as you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button in the very same section. All of the logs are downloadable, which means that you can effortlessly save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than a few clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function can be enabled via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for each domain or subdomain that you have inside your account. After you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click shall enable the log generation and a second one will disable it, so you can control this function with great ease. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you could then use on your computer. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.