An access log is a complete list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a certain site. Any file that was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have just one page with three embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for each of the six files which were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log typically provides the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The information that an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the overall performance of an Internet site, in addition to the web statistics your server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your cloud hosting account and take a look at this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you'll see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you don't require one, you can stop it with simply a click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You shall still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.