An access log is a text file that contains a complete report on all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find a lot of files inside the log. This is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pictures, and so on. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a complete picture of the way your Internet site performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often described as "raw data" too. 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, Internet browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer site, is sometimes provided too. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be really simple if you buy a cloud website hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all the accounts, has a section on different logs which is where you'll find the access logs too. Once you go there, you will see a list of all the domain names hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start creating an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button within the exact same section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.