An access log is a complete list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a certain site. Each and every file that was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have one webpage with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log typically contains the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. In some cases you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The data 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 functionality of an Internet site, independent of the web stats that your web hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be really easy if you purchase a hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all of the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you will find the access logs too. When you go there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform will start producing an access log for any of them when you click on the On button, which you'll 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, therefore you can comfortably save and manage them on your PC or notebook.