An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular site. Each and every file that was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have a single page with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log typically offers the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Oftentimes you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The data an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to prepare reports on the functionality of a website, in addition to the web stats that your server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will have the option to trigger or disable the generation of access logs with just a couple of clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this feature in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a single click on the On button that you can see there. The function can be enabled separately for any site regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find a full list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation may be stopped by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.