An access log includes a record of all the files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your website. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a web page with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically includes the date, the Operating System, the Internet browser and the IP address for every single 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 typically called "raw data", is an addition to the web data that you usually get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An illustration why you may need this type of a log is if you want to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you do not want to use the standard graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
If you obtain a shared hosting from us, you'll be able to choose if access logs have to be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You could enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, integrated with all shared accounts. Every single domain you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can easily activate or disable the generation of access logs separately for every single site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see in the same section of the Control Panel. The link is available even if you stop the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data gathered by our system.