An access log is a text file which contains a full list of all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find plenty of files in the log. It is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, etcetera. All of these files will be listed in the access log, so you're able to get a complete picture of the way your website functions. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are often called "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. More info, like the referrer website, is oftentimes provided as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be really simple when you acquire a website hosting from us. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section on different logs and that is where you shall find the access logs as well. When you go there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start creating an access log for each of them as soon as you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be done by clicking on the Off button in the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, which means that you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.