An access log is a text file that contains a thorough report on all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find plenty of files inside the log. This is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other pages, pics, and so forth. All these files will be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your website performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes called "raw data" too. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. Additional information, including the referrer site, is usually supplied as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be incredibly easy if you get a cloud website hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, has a section on different logs and that is where you shall find the access logs too. As soon as you go there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start producing an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can effortlessly save and manage them on your desktop computer or laptop.