An access log is a text file that contains an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files inside the log. It is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, and so forth. All these files will be listed within the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your website performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. Additional information, such as the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes included too. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

When you obtain a web hosting from us, you'll be able to decide if access logs have to be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You can enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all shared accounts. Every single domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can conveniently enable or disable the generation of access logs individually for each website that you have. You could save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see in the same section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even after you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.