An access log contains a record of all the files that have been requested by the visitors while browsing your site. The list is detailed, so in case you have a webpage with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically features the date, the OS, the browser and the IP address for each and every file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the most well liked files on your site. The log, that is also frequently called "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics which you typically get with a hosting account, not an alternative. A good example why you may need this kind of a log is if you intend to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s general performance, but you don't want to use the regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated web statistics.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
If you acquire a shared web hosting from us, you'll be able to determine if access logs must be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You'll be able to activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every single domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can easily trigger or disable the generation of access logs independently for every single website that you have. You can save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the same section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even if you disable the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data collected by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a couple of mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature may be permitted via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for each and every domain name or subdomain which you have within your account. Once you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click shall enable the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great convenience. A Download link within the same section will permit you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you may then use on your PC. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.