An access log is a text file containing a complete list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find plenty of files in the log. The reason is that there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, pics, and so on. All these files shall be listed inside the access log, so that you can get a full picture of the way your website performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes termed "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. More info, including the referrer website, is typically included too. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your web server.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
When you get a website hosting from us, you'll be able to choose if access logs have to be generated and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You'll be able to enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all shared accounts. Every domain name you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can quickly activate or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every site 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 if you deactivate the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data compiled by our system.