An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a certain site. Every single file which was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have only one webpage with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, worldwide web browser and IP address. In some cases you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The information that an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to write reports on the efficiency of a site, besides the web stats your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be very easy when you acquire a cloud web hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with all of the accounts, features a section on different logs and that is where you shall find the access logs too. When you navigate there, you will see a list of all the domain names hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for any of them as soon 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 quick and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.