An access log contains a record of all of the files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your site. The list is detailed, so when you have a web page with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically contains the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most popular files on your website. The log, that's also typically called "raw data", is an addition to the web stats you commonly get with a hosting account, not a replacement. One example why you could need such a log is if you wish to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s functionality, but you don't want to use the typical graphs and tables that come with the server-generated web statistics.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
When you obtain a shared website hosting
from us, you'll be able to determine if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You could enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, included with all shared accounts. Any domain
you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can conveniently trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for every site that you have. You can save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see inside the exact same section of the CP. The link shall be available even after you disable the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data gathered by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, it won't take more than a few mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature can be permitted through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for each domain or subdomain that you have in your account. Whenever you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click shall enable 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 laptop or computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.