An access log includes a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your website. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a web page with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log usually contains the date, the OS, the 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 often referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics which you normally get with a hosting account, not a replacement. One example why you might need such a log is if you would like to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you don't want to use the typical graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
If you obtain a cloud website hosting from us, you will be able to determine if access logs have to be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You may enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all shared accounts. Each and every domain name you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can conveniently activate or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every single site that you have. You may save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see inside the same section of the CP. The link will be available even after you disable the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data gathered by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than several mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for every single domain name or subdomain that you have in your account. When you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click shall activate the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great convenience. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you can then use on your computer. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.