An access log is a text file containing a full report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find numerous files in the log. This is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, and so on. All these files will be listed in the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your website works. The data 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, as well as the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes provided too. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your shared website hosting account and take a look at this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you shall see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with only a mouse click from the same section of the Control Panel. You will still have the ability to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.