An access log contains a record of all the files that have been requested by the visitors while exploring your Internet site. The list is detailed, so in case you have a page with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log normally includes the date, the OS, the Internet browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the hottest files on your site. The log, that is also typically called "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you normally get with a hosting account, not a replacement. One example why you might need this sort of a log is if you intend 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 conventional graphs and tables which come with the server-generated website statistics.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your shared hosting
account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names
and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to each domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with simply a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to see detailed access logs for any site that you host within a semi-dedicated server
account set up on our groundbreaking website hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will permit you to activate the feature for each and every domain name or subdomain inside the account independently, so that you can get logs exclusively for the websites which you want. Once you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will see a list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each one of them. Triggering or disabling the generation of access logs is as basic as pressing this button and the change shall take effect instantly. You will be able to save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link in the same section. The latter will be available at all times, even after you disable the feature for a particular domain name or subdomain.