An access log is a text file which contains a thorough list of all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files that 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 may find many files in the log. This is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pics, and so forth. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your website works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally 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 Operating System. More information, including the referrer website, is typically included as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and navigate to this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you will see a download link along with 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 app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't need one, you can stop it with only a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You shall still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.