An access log includes a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your Internet site. The list is comprehensive, so if you have a page with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically includes the date, the OS, the web browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the most well liked files on your website. The log, that is also commonly named "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you commonly get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An illustration why you might need such a log is if you would like to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you do not want to use the regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site stats.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your cloud web hosting account and visit this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you will see a download link and also the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with a click from the same section of the Control Panel. You shall still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking on the Download link.