An access log is a text file that contains a thorough list of all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, 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 pages, pictures, and so on. All these files will be listed within the access log, so you're able to get a complete picture of the way your site works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally described as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More information, such as the referrer site, is oftentimes provided as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
If you acquire a cloud hosting from our company, you shall be able to decide if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You can activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each and every domain name you host or subdomain you set up shall 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 independently for each site that you have. You may save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see in the very same section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even after you stop the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data gathered by our system.