An access log is a text file which contains a complete list of all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens just the home page, for example, you may find numerous files inside the log. The reason is that there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, graphics, and so forth. All of these files shall be listed inside the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your site functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" as well. 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, browser and OS. More information, like the referrer website, is usually provided as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Our custom Hepsia Control Panel includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your web hosting account and take a look at this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to every domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you shall see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you no longer need one, you may stop it with just a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You shall still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.