An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a given site. Each and every file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have just one webpage with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. In some cases you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The info that an access log file features 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 overall performance of a website, besides the web statistics that your hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be very simple if you purchase a shared website hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs which is where you'll find the access logs too. Once you go there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for any of them as soon as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button within the exact same section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.