An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given Internet site. Every single file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have just one webpage with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for each of the 6 files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log usually offers the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information which an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of a website, in addition to the web stats your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be incredibly easy when you get a cloud hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you will find the access logs too. As soon as you go there, you will see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for each of them as early as you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the exact same section. All the logs are downloadable, which means that you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.