An access log is a text file containing a complete list of all 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 visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find plenty of files in the log. The reason is that there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pictures, and so on. All these files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a full picture of the way your site performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More information, including the referrer website, is sometimes supplied too. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be extremely easy if you buy a cloud web hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, supplied with all the accounts, features a section on different logs and this is where you shall find the access logs too. Once you go there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for any 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 quick and can be done by clicking on the Off button in the exact same section. All of the logs are downloadable, which means that you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.