An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a certain site. Every file which was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have a single page with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for each of the six files which were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log usually offers the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, worldwide web browser and IP address. Occasionally you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information which an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the functionality of an Internet site, besides the web stats your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud hosting account and take a look at this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you shall see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you don't need one, you may stop it with simply a mouse click from the same section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.