An access log features a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your site. The list is thorough, so if you have a web page with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log normally contains the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the most popular files on your site. The log, that's also typically named "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics which you commonly get with a hosting account, not a replacement. One example why you may require this kind of a log is if you want to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you don't want to use the standard graphs and tables that come with the server-generated website statistics.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
Our custom Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your website hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to permit 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'll see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and look at it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with just a click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a couple of clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature can be activated via the Hepsia website 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 go to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click shall activate the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the created content as a text file, that you could then use on your notebook or computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.