An access log is a text file containing a full list of all of the files accessed by your 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 website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find many files in the log. It is because there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, graphics, and so forth. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your website performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are often referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More info, like the referrer website, is sometimes included too. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud hosting account and visit this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you shall see a download link together with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with only a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You'll still have the ability to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.