An access log includes a record of all the files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your site. The list is detailed, so in case you have a webpage with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically includes the date, the OS, the web browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the hottest files on your website. The log, that is also frequently referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web stats you usually get with a hosting account, not a substitute. One example why you might need this type of a log is if you wish to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s functionality, but you do not want to use the standard graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site stats.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your website hosting account and navigate to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to each domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you shall see a download link and also the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't require one, you could stop it with only a click from the very same section of the CP. You will still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.