An access log includes a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your website. The list is thorough, so if you have a web page with 2 embedded images, for example, 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 file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the hottest files on your website. The log, which is also commonly referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web stats that you typically get with a hosting account, not an alternative. A good example why you could need such a log is if you want to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s overall performance, but you don't want to use the conventional graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site stats.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Our custom Hepsia Control Panel features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your shared website hosting account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you'll see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you no longer need one, you may stop it with only a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You'll still have the ability to access the already created content by clicking on the Download link.