An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a particular site. Any file that was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have just one webpage with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log usually shows the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. Occasionally you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The data which an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the performance of a website, besides the web stats your web hosting server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be extremely easy if you buy a shared web hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you'll find the access logs too. As soon as you go there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start creating an access log for each of them as soon as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the very same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.