An access log features a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while browsing your website. The list is detailed, so in case you have a webpage with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log usually includes the date, the OS, the Internet browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the most popular files on your site. The log, which is also typically called "raw data", is an addition to the web data which you normally get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An example why you might need such a log is if you intend to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s functionality, but you do not want to use the regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated web statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be exceptionally easy if you get a cloud web hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs which is where you will find the access logs as well. Once you go there, you will see a list of all the domains hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for each of them when you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can easily save and manage them on your PC or notebook.