An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular site. Every single file which was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have a single webpage with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for any of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log normally provides the file name and path, the date, in addition to 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 data an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the performance of a site, independent of the web statistics that your web hosting server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to choose if access logs have to be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You can activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all shared accounts. Every single domain name you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can conveniently trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for each website that you have. You can save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you shall see inside the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data gathered by our system.