An access log features a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your Internet site. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a page with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically features the date, the Operating System, the Internet browser and the IP address for each and every file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the hottest files on your site. The log, that's also frequently called "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics which you normally get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An illustration why you could need this sort of a log is if you want to use some software on your computer system 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 web statistics.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your web hosting account and take a look at this section, you shall 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 click on a button that will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you shall see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.