An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a given site. Every file which was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have only one page with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the six files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log typically shows the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The data which an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the overall performance of an Internet site, aside from the web stats that your hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
When you purchase a website hosting from us, you shall be able to determine if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You may activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, integrated with all shared accounts. Every single domain name you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can conveniently trigger or disable the generation of access logs independently for every website that you have. You may save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you shall see inside the exact same section of the Control Panel. The link is available even if you stop the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.