An access log includes a record of all the files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your Internet site. The list is detailed, so in case you have a page with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically includes the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for every 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 commonly called "raw data", is an addition to the web stats that you commonly get with a hosting account, not a replacement. One example why you may need such a log is if you want to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s overall performance, but you do not want to use the conventional graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your website hosting
account and visit this section, you'll find a list of all the domains
and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't need one, you may stop it with only a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You will still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, it will not take more than several mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function may be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for every single domain or subdomain which you have inside your account. After you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click will activate the log generation and a second one will disable it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you can then use on your computer system. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.