An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a certain site. Each and every file that was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have a single webpage with three embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log usually provides the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Sometimes you can also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The info which an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of a website, besides the web stats which your hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
When you obtain a website hosting from us, you shall be able to choose if access logs should be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You'll be able to activate this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every domain name you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can effortlessly activate or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for every single website that you have. You could save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see in the same section of the CP. The link shall be available even after you disable the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data gathered by our system.