An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a certain website. Any file which was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have one 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 each of the 6 files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log usually shows the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The data an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to write reports on the overall performance of an Internet site, besides the web stats your web hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
When you get a cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to determine if access logs must be generated and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You may enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Every domain name you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can effortlessly enable or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for every single site that you have. You can save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the same section of the CP. The link is available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.