An access log is a text file which contains an extensive list of all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All 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 only the home page, for example, you may find plenty of files in the log. It is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pics, and so forth. All these files shall be listed in the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your website works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently termed "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer site, is sometimes provided as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your hosting account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your personal computer and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with a mouse click from the same section of the Control Panel. You shall still have the ability to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.