An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a particular site. Each and every file which was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have just one webpage with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for every of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log usually provides the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. Occasionally you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The data that an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the overall performance of a website, besides the web statistics that your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Our custom Hepsia CP features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your shared hosting account and visit this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains that 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. When the option is enabled, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your computer and look at it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with just a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.