An access log is a text file that contains a complete list of all 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 app and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find numerous files inside the log. It is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, etc. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a complete picture of the way your website functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently called "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, browser and OS. More information, including the referrer Internet site, is sometimes provided as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
If you purchase a shared website hosting from our company, you will be able to determine if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You may activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Any domain name you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can easily activate or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for every single website that you have. You can save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see in the very same section of the CP. The link is available even after you stop the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data compiled by our system.