An access log contains a record of all of the files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your Internet site. The list is comprehensive, so if you have a webpage with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log usually contains the date, the Operating System, the Internet browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the most popular files on your Internet site. The log, that's also typically called "raw data", is an addition to the web data that you typically get with a hosting account, not an alternative. One example why you may require this type of a log is if you wish to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you do not want to use the conventional graphs and tables that come with the server-generated web stats.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your shared website hosting account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you shall see a download link and also the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you no longer need one, you can stop it with just a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You'll still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.