An access log includes a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your site. The list is comprehensive, so in case you have a webpage with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log normally includes the date, the OS, the browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the hottest files on your website. The log, that's also commonly referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web stats that you usually get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An illustration why you might need this kind of a log is if you intend to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you don't want to use the regular graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be very simple if you buy a cloud website hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, features a section on different logs and that is where you shall find the access logs as well. When you go there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start creating an access log for any of them as soon as you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button in the very same section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can effortlessly save and manage them on your PC or laptop.