An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular website. Any file which was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have a single page with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the functionality of an Internet site, besides the web statistics that your web hosting server may have produced.