An access log includes a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your website. The list is detailed, so when you have a webpage with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically contains the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most well liked files on your website. The log, that is also frequently referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web stats you typically get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An example why you might need such a log is if you want to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s functionality, but you don't want to use the standard graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your cloud hosting account and navigate to 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'll be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you will see a download link and also the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you no longer need one, you can stop it with a click from the same section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.