An access log is a complete list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given site. Any file which was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have just one page with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log typically shows the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. Sometimes you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The data which an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the overall performance of a website, in addition to the web stats which your hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
When you purchase a shared web hosting from us, you'll be able to choose if access logs have to be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You can enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Any domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can effortlessly trigger or disable the generation of access logs individually for every single website that you have. You could save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see in the very same section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even after you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data gathered by our system.