An access log is a text file containing an extensive report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find a lot of files inside the log. The reason is that there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pics, and so forth. All these files will be listed within 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 sometimes referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More information, such as the referrer Internet site, is sometimes included too. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Our custom Hepsia CP has 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 take a look at this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you shall see a download link and also the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with only a click from the very same section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.