An access log is a text file that contains a full list of all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find many files in the log. This is because there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, graphics, etcetera. All these files shall be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your site functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes termed "raw data" as well. 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, browser and OS. More info, such as the referrer website, is oftentimes supplied as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your cloud website hosting account and navigate to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to every domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you'll see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you no longer need one, you may stop it with only a click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already created content by clicking on the Download link.