An access log includes a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your website. The list is comprehensive, so in case 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 each file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most popular files on your Internet site. The log, that is also frequently called "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics you commonly get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An example why you might need this type of a log is if you wish to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you do not want to use the conventional graphs and tables which come with the server-generated website statistics.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
When you purchase a shared website hosting from us, you will be able to determine if access logs have to be generated 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 CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Any domain name you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can quickly activate or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for each site that you have. You can save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you shall see in the exact same section of the CP. The link will be available even if you stop the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data collected by our system.