An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a certain Internet site. Any file which was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have a single webpage with 3 embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the 6 files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log normally contains the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information that an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of an Internet site, in addition to the web stats your hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
If you get a shared web hosting from us, you'll be able to determine if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You'll be able to activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each domain you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can quickly enable or disable the generation of access logs separately for every single site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the very same section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.