An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a certain Internet site. Each and every file that was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have only one page with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log usually shows the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The information which an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the functionality of a site, aside from the web stats which your hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Our custom Hepsia Control Panel includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your hosting
account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow 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 will see a download link and also the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your computer and view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with only a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You will still be able to access the already created content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to view comprehensive access logs for any website that you host in a semi-dedicated server
account created on our progressive web hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel will enable you to activate the function for every single domain or subdomain inside the account separately, which means that you can get logs only for the sites that you need. When you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will discover a list of all the domain addresses and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of every one of them. Initiating or disabling the generation of access logs is as basic as pressing that button and the change shall take effect immediately. You can easily save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link located in the very same section. The latter will be available always, even if you deactivate the feature for a specific domain name or subdomain.