An access log is a text file containing an extensive list of all the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find a lot of files inside the log. It is because there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, and so on. These files will be listed within the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your Internet site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer website, is sometimes provided too. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
When you get a shared website hosting from our company, you'll be able to decide if access logs must 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 Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Every 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 quickly activate or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for every single site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see inside the same section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even after you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.