An access log is a text file that contains an extensive list of all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find a lot of files inside the log. It is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, graphics, and so on. All these files shall be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a complete picture of the way your website functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More info, like the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes included too. A log file could be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
When you obtain a shared hosting from our company, you shall be able to decide if access logs must be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You could activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each and every domain name you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can easily trigger or disable the generation of access logs independently for every site that you have. You may save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see in the very same section of the CP. The link will be available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data collected by our system.