An access log is a text file containing an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find a lot of files inside the log. The reason is that there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, pics, etc. These files shall be listed inside the access log, so you're able to get a full picture of the way your site functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally described as "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. More info, including the referrer site, is sometimes provided as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be incredibly simple when you purchase a shared web hosting from us. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you shall find the access logs as well. Once you go there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button within the very same section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can easily save and manage them on your PC or laptop.