An access log is a text file containing a complete list of all the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find plenty of files inside the log. The reason is that there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, and so on. All of these files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your website works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often called "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More information, like the referrer Internet site, is sometimes supplied 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 server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
If you get a shared hosting from us, you will be able to choose if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You'll be able to activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Each domain name you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can conveniently activate or disable the generation of access logs independently for every site that you have. You can save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see within the same section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even after you stop the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data collected by our system.