An access log contains a record of all of the files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your Internet site. The list is thorough, so when you have a page with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically includes the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the hottest files on your site. The log, which is also frequently referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics you normally get with a hosting account, not a replacement. An illustration why you may need this type of a log is if you would like to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s general performance, but you don't want to use the standard graphs and tables that come with the server-generated website stats.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be really easy if you purchase a shared hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you'll find the access logs too. Once you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for each of them as soon as 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 simple and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button within the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, which means that you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.