An access log features a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your Internet site. The list is detailed, so in case you have a page with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically features the date, the Operating System, the web browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the hottest files on your Internet site. The log, that is also typically named "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics you normally get with a hosting account, not an alternative. A good example why you might need this type of a log is if you intend to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s functionality, but you don't want to use the typical graphs and tables which come with the server-generated website statistics.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

Our custom Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your shared web hosting account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with just a mouse click from the very same section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.