An access log includes a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while exploring your site. The list is comprehensive, so in case you have a webpage with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log usually features the date, the Operating System, the web browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the most popular files on your site. The log, which is also often referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics which you usually get with a hosting account, not a substitute. A good example why you might need this sort of a log is if you want to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s general performance, but you do not want to use the conventional graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your shared hosting account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you no longer require one, you may stop it with simply a click from the very same section of the CP. You'll still have the ability to access the already created content by clicking on the Download link.