An access log includes a record of all of the files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your site. The list is comprehensive, so if you have a webpage with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically features 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 site. The log, that is also frequently called "raw data", is an addition to the web data which you typically get with a hosting account, not a replacement. An illustration why you could need this sort of a log is if you wish to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s overall performance, but you do not want to use the conventional graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site statistics.

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 one of them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud web hosting account and visit this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't need one, you may stop it with only a click from the same exact section of the Control Panel. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.