An access log features a record of all the files that have been requested by the visitors while browsing your Internet site. The list is comprehensive, so if you have a page with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log normally includes the date, the OS, the browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the most popular files on your Internet site. The log, that is also commonly referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web data that you normally get with a hosting account, not a substitute. A good example why you could need this kind of a log is if you would like to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s overall performance, but you don't want to use the regular graphs and tables which come with the server-generated web statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your cloud hosting account and visit this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you shall see a download link together with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with a click from the same section of the Control Panel. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.