An access log contains a record of all the files that have been requested by the visitors while exploring your website. The list is detailed, so if you have a webpage with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log usually features the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the hottest files on your Internet site. The log, which is also frequently called "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics you typically get with a hosting account, not a replacement. An illustration why you could need this type of a log is if you want to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you don't want to use the regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site stats.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
Our custom Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your shared website hosting account and navigate to this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your personal computer and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you no longer need one, you'll be able to stop it with just a click from the same exact section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.