An access log features a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while browsing your Internet site. The list is comprehensive, so in case you have a webpage with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically features the date, the OS, 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 hottest files on your Internet site. The log, that is also often named "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics you usually get with a hosting account, not an alternative. A good example why you might need this type of a log is if you wish to use some software on your personal computer to prepare a report about the website’s general performance, but you don't want to use the regular graphs and tables which come with the server-generated website stats.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your cloud website hosting account and visit this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link as well as 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 application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you no longer need one, you may stop it with a click from the very same section of the CP. You'll still have the ability to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.