An access log is a text file that contains a thorough report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find many files in the log. It is because there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, images, etc. All these files shall be listed within the access log, so you can get a full picture of the way your Internet site functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally described as "raw data" too. 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, world-wide web browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer Internet site, is typically included too. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. When you sign in to your cloud hosting account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you'll see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your computer and view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with just a mouse click from the exact same section of the CP. You'll still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.