An access log contains a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your site. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a webpage with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log usually contains the date, the Operating System, the Internet browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most popular files on your Internet site. The log, which is also typically referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web data you commonly get with a hosting account, not a replacement. A good example why you might need this type of a log is if you intend to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s overall performance, but you don't want to use the conventional graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be very simple when you purchase a web hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all of the accounts, has a section on different logs and this is where you will find the access logs as well. As you navigate there, you will 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 each of them as soon as you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, so you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.