I have a VPS (virtual private server) and I have set up a hidden service on it. The hidden service is accessible at http://tor.kaankolkoy.net (try it via tor browser). Everything working fine!
I was searching for Tor's equivalent to
/var/log/apache2/access_log and found
This file was interesting for me because I didn't set up a relay server and I can't find my server on http://atlas.torproject.org/ using my server's IP, yet these are in my tor.log file:
Oct 03 10:36:35.000 [notice] Heartbeat: Tor's uptime is 7 days 0:00 hours, with 7 circuits open. I've sent 12.95 MB and received 72.74 MB. Oct 03 10:36:35.000 [notice] Average packaged cell fullness: 84.164% Oct 03 10:36:35.000 [notice] TLS write overhead: 5%
Why did my server send and receive those bytes?