An access log contains a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while exploring your site. The list is thorough, so when you have a page with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically includes the date, the Operating System, the Internet browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the most popular files on your site. The log, that is also frequently referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web data which you typically get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An illustration why you may need such a log is if you want 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 which come with the server-generated site stats.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be incredibly simple when you purchase a hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you shall find the access logs too. Once you navigate there, you will see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the exact same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can effortlessly save and manage them on your desktop computer or laptop.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than several clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature could be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for each domain or subdomain that you have in your account. Once you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click shall activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you can then use on your computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.