An access log is a text file which contains a full report on 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 when you have a PHP script application and a visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find many files inside the log. This is because there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other pages, pics, and so on. 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 info is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently called "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, browser and OS. More information, including the referrer site, is oftentimes provided too. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

If you order a shared hosting from our company, you'll be able to determine if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You'll be able to enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Each domain you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can easily activate or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for every website that you have. You can save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link you'll see within the same exact section of the CP. The link will be available even if you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.