An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a certain Internet site. Every file that was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have only one page with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log typically offers the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, worldwide web browser and IP address. Sometimes you could also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It may 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 stats your web hosting server may have created.