An access log contains a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your Internet site. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a web page with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log normally contains the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the most well liked files on your website. The log, that's also commonly named "raw data", is an addition to the web data that you commonly get with a hosting account, not an alternative. A good example why you may need this kind of a log is if you want to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you do not want to use the regular graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
When you buy a cloud website hosting from us, you shall be able to decide if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You could enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, included with all shared accounts. Each domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can easily enable or deactivate 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 exact section of the CP. The link shall be available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data compiled by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take more than a couple of mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature could be enabled from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for each domain or subdomain that you have within your account. After you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click shall trigger the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you could then use on your personal computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.