An access log is a text file that contains a complete report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find plenty of files inside the log. The reason is that there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, images, and so forth. All of these files will be listed in the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your Internet site works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and Operating System. More information, like the referrer Internet site, is typically provided too. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your server.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your website hosting account and visit this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't require one, you may stop it with a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You'll still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking on the Download link.