An access log is a text file which contains an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your site 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 website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find numerous files in the log. The reason is that there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, graphics, and so forth. All these files shall be listed inside the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your website functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, browser and OS. Additional information, such as the referrer 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 supplied by your server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
If you purchase a cloud hosting from our company, you shall be able to choose if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You'll be able to enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, included with all shared accounts. Every domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can quickly activate or disable the generation of access logs separately for every site that you have. You may save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you shall see in the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link is available even after you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.