An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a given Internet site. Every single file that was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have just one page with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log normally provides the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The info that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the functionality of a site, besides the web statistics your hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your cloud hosting account and take a look at this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you'll see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with only a click from the exact same section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.