An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given Internet site. Every file which was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have a single page with three embedded graphics, 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 which were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. Oftentimes you may also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The data an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the functionality of a website, in addition to the web statistics that your web hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
If you buy a cloud web hosting from our company, you shall be able to decide if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You may activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each and every domain you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can effortlessly activate or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every website that you have. You can save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see in the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link is available even after you disable the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data compiled by our system.