An access log contains a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your Internet site. The list is thorough, so if you have a webpage with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically contains the date, the OS, the web browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the hottest files on your site. The log, which is also often called "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics which you usually get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An illustration why you could need this kind of a log is if you would like to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you don't want to use the typical graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
When you purchase a cloud website hosting from our company, you shall be able to decide if access logs have to be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You can activate this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Any domain you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can quickly trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for every website that you have. You could save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see inside the very same section of the CP. The link is available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data collected by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll have the option to trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than several mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this function inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is a single click on the On button which you can see there. The function can be enabled independently for any Internet site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find a full list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you may then view it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation could be stopped by simply changing the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.