An access log is a text file which contains a thorough list of all the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of 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 only the home page, for example, you may find many files in the log. The reason is that there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, images, and so on. All of these files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a full picture of the way your Internet site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently called "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More info, like the referrer Internet site, is usually provided too. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

If you obtain a website hosting from us, you'll be able to decide if access logs should be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You could activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each domain you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can easily trigger or disable the generation of access logs separately for each site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see in the exact same section of the CP. The link will be available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data gathered by our system.