An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given site. Every file which was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have a single page with three embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the 6 files which were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. Sometimes you can also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information that an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the functionality of a website, besides the web stats which your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your cloud web hosting account and go to this section, you'll 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 click on a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You shall still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to check out detailed access logs for any website that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account created on our progressive website hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will enable you to enable the function for every single domain name or subdomain inside the account separately, so that you can get logs just for the websites which you want. After you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will discover a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of all of them. Activating or disabling the generation of access logs is as simple as clicking on that button and the change shall take effect at once. You could save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link in the same exact section. The latter shall be available all of the time, even after you deactivate the feature for a particular domain address or subdomain.