An access log is a complete list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a particular site. Every single file which was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have one webpage with three embedded pics, 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 which were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. Sometimes you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The data an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the efficiency of a site, aside from the web statistics that your hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be very simple if you get a cloud hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, has a section on different logs and this is where you will find the access logs as well. Once you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform will start creating an access log for each of them as early as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can easily save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.