An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given Internet site. Any file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have only one page with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. Sometimes you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The info an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to write reports on the overall performance of a website, in addition to the web stats which your hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be exceptionally easy if you buy a cloud web hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, has a section on different logs and this is where you'll find the access logs too. Once you go there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start creating an access log for any of them when you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, so you can effortlessly save and manage them on your PC or laptop.