An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a given Internet site. Every file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have one page with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for every of the six files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log typically contains the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. Occasionally you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The information an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of a website, in addition to the web stats that your hosting server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your shared website hosting account and take a look at this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to each domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you'll see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with simply a click from the same section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already developed content by clicking on the Download link.