An access log is a text file which contains an extensive report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files in the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, images, etc. All these files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a full picture of the way your Internet site works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and Operating System. Additional information, including the referrer Internet site, is typically provided as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be very easy when you acquire a shared web hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, features a section on different logs which is where you'll find the access logs too. As you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for each of them as soon as 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 carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.