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 application and a visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find plenty of files in the log. It is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, and so forth. All these files shall 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 frequently termed "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of every 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, such as the referrer website, is usually supplied as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your cloud hosting account and navigate to this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to each domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you no longer require one, you'll be able to stop it with a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You will still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking on the Download link.