An access log is a text file containing a thorough list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens just the home page, for example, you may find many files in the log. This is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, and so on. These files shall be listed in the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your website works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "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, browser and Operating System. More information, like the referrer Internet site, is usually provided too. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your web server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your shared hosting account and visit this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you'll see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with just a click from the same section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.