An access log features a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your Internet site. The list is thorough, so in case you have a page with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically includes the date, the Operating System, the web browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the most well liked files on your website. The log, that is also frequently referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics you normally get with a hosting account, not a substitute. A good example why you may need 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 overall performance, but you don't want to use the standard graphs and tables which come with the server-generated web statistics.

Access Log Manager in Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. When you sign in to your hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you will see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you don't require one, you may stop it with just a click from the exact same section of the CP. You will still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.