An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a given Internet site. Each and every file that was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have just one webpage with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files which were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log typically provides the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, worldwide web browser and IP address. Sometimes you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The information that an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the efficiency of an Internet site, besides the web stats that your server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting from our company, you shall be able to decide if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You can enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each domain name you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can quickly activate or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for each website that you have. You can save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link you'll see inside the very same section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.