An access log contains a record of all of the files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your website. The list is detailed, so when you have a web page with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log usually features the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for every file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the most popular files on your site. The log, that is also frequently named "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics that you commonly get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An example why you may require this type of a log is if you want to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you do not want to use the regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site stats.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your shared website hosting account and take a look at this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you'll see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't require one, you could stop it with just a click from the same exact section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.