An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a certain website. Any file which was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have just one page with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall 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 typically shows the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. In some cases you could also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The info an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the functionality of an Internet site, in addition to the web statistics that your server may have created.