An access log is a text file which contains a complete report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find a lot of files in the log. This is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, and so on. All of these files shall be listed inside the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. More information, including the referrer Internet site, is typically provided as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Hosting

If you get a hosting from us, you shall be able to choose if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You'll be able to activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all shared accounts. Each domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can quickly enable or disable the generation of access logs individually for every site that you have. You can save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see within the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link is available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data gathered by our system.