An access log includes a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your website. The list is thorough, so if you have a webpage with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically features the date, the Operating System, the web browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the most popular files on your Internet site. The log, which is also commonly called "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics which you normally get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An illustration why you could need this sort of a log is if you would like to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you don't want to use the typical graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site stats.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Our custom Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your shared web hosting account and take a look at this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't require one, you can stop it with only a mouse click from the very same section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking on the Download link.