An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a given Internet site. Every file which was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have one page with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for every of the 6 files which were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log usually contains the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. In some cases you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The info an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the performance of a site, in addition to the web statistics which your web hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be extremely simple if you get a hosting from us. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all of the accounts, features a section on different logs and this is where you shall find the access logs as well. Once you go there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start producing an access log for any of them the instant you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the same exact section. All of the logs are downloadable, which means that you can conveniently save and manage them on your PC or notebook.