An access log includes a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your Internet site. The list is thorough, so in case you have a page with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log usually features the date, the OS, the Internet browser and the IP address for each and every file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most popular files on your Internet site. The log, that's also often named "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics which you typically get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An illustration why you may need this sort of a log is if you intend to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s 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 Shared Website Hosting
Our custom Hepsia CP includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your shared website hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you'll see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you no longer require one, you could stop it with just a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You'll still have the ability to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.