An access log is a text file that contains a full list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files inside the log. It is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other pages, pics, etc. All these files will be listed in the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your site works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently termed "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. More information, such as the referrer website, is sometimes provided too. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
When you order a shared web hosting from us, you shall be able to determine if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You could activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all shared accounts. Each and every domain you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can effortlessly trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for every website that you have. You can save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see in the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even if you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data gathered by our system.