An access log is a text file containing an extensive 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 when you have a PHP script application and a visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find many files inside the log. The reason is that there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, and so on. All these files shall be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your Internet site functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "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, and also the user’s IP address, browser and OS. Additional information, including the referrer site, is sometimes provided as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
If you order a shared website hosting from our company, you will be able to decide if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You'll be able to activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all shared accounts. Any domain name 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 effortlessly trigger or disable the generation of access logs independently for each website that you have. You could save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see within the very same section of the CP. The link will be available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.