An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a certain site. Every file that was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have one webpage with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the 6 files which were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log usually offers the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. Sometimes you can also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The info that an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the efficiency of a site, independent of the web stats that your hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with just a couple of clicks within your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is a single click on the On button that you can see there. The function can be activated individually for any website regardless of whether it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you will find a complete list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you can then look at it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation could be disabled by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.