An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a given site. Every file which was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have just one page with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for each of the 6 files which were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log typically shows the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. In some cases you could also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The information that an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the efficiency of an Internet site, aside from the web stats your server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with just a couple of clicks within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall find this function within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a single click on the On button which you can see there. The function can be triggered independently for any website regardless of whether it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find a detailed list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you could then look at it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation could be disabled by simply changing the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.