An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a certain website. Each and every file which was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have one webpage with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log normally contains the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. In some cases you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The data which an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of a site, besides the web stats that your hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be really easy if you acquire a shared web hosting from us. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you will find the access logs too. As you go there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform shall start creating an access log for any of them as early as you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the exact same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can easily save and manage them on your PC or laptop.