An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a given website. Every single file which was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have only one webpage with 3 embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for every of the six files that were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log typically offers the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The data that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to prepare reports on the performance of a website, independent of the web statistics your hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
If you obtain a hosting from our company, you'll be able to determine if access logs should be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You could enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every single domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can effortlessly enable or disable the generation of access logs independently for every single site that you have. You can save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see inside the exact same section of the CP. The link will be available even after you stop the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data collected by our system.