An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a given site. Any file which was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have one webpage with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for every of the 6 files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The data that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of an Internet site, besides the web statistics your hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be very simple if you acquire a cloud hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, features a section on different logs and that is where you'll find the access logs as well. As soon as you go there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for any of them as soon as you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can conveniently save and manage them on your PC or laptop.