An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given website. Each and every file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have only one webpage with three embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the 6 files which were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log typically contains the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. Sometimes you could also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The info that an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the efficiency of a site, besides the web stats your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be extremely easy if you buy a shared hosting from us. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all of the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you shall find the access logs as well. Once you go there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform will start producing an access log for each of them as soon as you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be done by clicking on the Off button in the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.