An access log is a text file that contains a full report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find many files in the log. This is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pics, and so forth. All of these files will be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your Internet site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes termed "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. Additional information, such as the referrer Internet site, is typically included too. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your server.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and visit this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to each domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with just a mouse click from the same section of the Control Panel. You shall still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.