An access log is a text file containing a complete report on 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 program and a visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find plenty of files in the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pics, etcetera. These files will be listed in the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your Internet site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "raw data" too. 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, browser and OS. Additional information, such as the referrer site, is typically included as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

If you acquire a shared hosting from our company, you'll be able to determine if access logs should be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You may enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every single domain name you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can quickly trigger or disable the generation of access logs individually for every website that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you will see within the very same section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even if you stop the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.