An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a certain website. Every file which was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have just one page with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for any of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. Sometimes you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information which an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the functionality of a site, in addition to the web statistics that your hosting server may have generated.