An access log features a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your website. The list is detailed, so in case you have a webpage with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log usually contains the date, the Operating System, the web browser and the IP address for each and every file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the most popular files on your website. The log, which is also commonly referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web data you typically get with a hosting account, not a substitute. One example why you might need this type of a log is if you would like to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you don't want to use the conventional graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site stats.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting from us, you'll be able to choose if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You may enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, integrated with all shared accounts. Each and every domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can easily trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every single site that you have. You could save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the same section of the CP. The link is available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data compiled by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll have the option to activate or disable the generation of access logs with only a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting CP. You'll find this function within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is one click on the On button that you will see there. The function can be activated independently for any Internet site regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find a complete list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you can then look at it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation could be disabled by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.