An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given website. Any file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have one page with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, 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 webpage. A log typically offers the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. Sometimes you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The data which an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the functionality of a site, aside from the web statistics which your server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be really easy if you get a shared website hosting from us. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, supplied with all of the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you shall find the access logs as well. Once you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start creating an access log for each of them as early as you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be done by clicking on the Off button in the same section. All the logs are downloadable, which means that you can easily save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.