An access log is a text file containing an extensive report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All 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 instance, you may find numerous files inside the log. This is because there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, etcetera. All these files will be listed inside the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your site works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently called "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. More info, including the referrer website, is typically supplied as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

Our custom Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud web hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and look at it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you no longer require one, you'll be able to stop it with simply a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You'll still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.