An access log includes a record of all the files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your site. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a web page with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log normally includes the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the most well liked files on your site. The log, which is also often named "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics that you typically get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An example why you may require this kind of a log is if you wish to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you don't want to use the standard graphs and tables which come with the server-generated web stats.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. When you sign in to your cloud hosting account and navigate to this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and look at it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you don't need one, you may stop it with a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking on the Download link.