An access log is a text file that contains an extensive list of all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a website visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files inside the log. It is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, images, and so on. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. More information, including the referrer site, is usually provided too. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be extremely simple if you get a cloud hosting from us. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs which is where you shall find the access logs as well. As soon as you navigate there, you'll see a list of all the domain names hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for each of them as early as you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button in the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can effortlessly save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.