An access log is a text file containing a full list of all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find numerous files inside the log. The reason is that there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, graphics, and so forth. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your website functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often described as "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. Additional information, like the referrer website, is typically included too. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be very easy if you purchase a shared hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with all of the accounts, features a section on different logs which is where you'll find the access logs too. Once you go there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button in the exact same section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can easily save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.