An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a given website. Each and every file that was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have just one webpage with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you could also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The info an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the performance of an Internet site, aside from the web stats which your hosting server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

Our custom Hepsia Control Panel includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your shared web hosting account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you'll see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you don't require one, you could stop it with simply 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 on the Download link.