An access log is a text file that contains an extensive list of all the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a website visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find plenty of files in the log. It is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, etc. All of these files shall be listed inside the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your website functions. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are often described as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. Additional information, such as the referrer website, is typically supplied as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Our custom Hepsia Control Panel includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your web hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to each domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you shall see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you no longer need one, you may stop it with a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You'll still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.