An access log is a text file which contains a thorough report on all the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find a lot of files in the log. It is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, images, and so on. All these files will be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your Internet site functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes termed "raw data" too. An access log contains the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, browser and OS. More information, including the referrer website, is typically supplied too. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud website hosting account and navigate to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your laptop or computer 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 can stop it with simply a mouse click from the same exact section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.