An access log features a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your website. The list is comprehensive, 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 normally features the date, the OS, the Internet browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the hottest files on your Internet site. The log, that's also typically named "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you usually get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An illustration why you may require this sort of a log is if you wish to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you don't want to use the regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated web statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. When you sign in to your cloud web hosting account and navigate to this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link and also 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 app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with just a click from the same section of the Control Panel. You will still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will have the option to trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs with only a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a click on the On button that you'll see there. The feature can be triggered separately for any website regardless of whether it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you will find the complete list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you may then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation could be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your CP.