An access log is a list of all requests for individual files that people or bots have requested from a website. Log File strings include notes about their requests for the HTML files and their embedded graphic images, along with any other associated files that are transmitted.
As log files are stored on a web server, you need to first access your server. You can do that as follows:
1. Using the control panel of your hosting provider
Some hosting platforms have a built in file manager. Look for something with a name like: “file management,” “files,” “file manager,” etc.
2. Using an FTP
You will need:
Open an FTP client, set a new connection to your server, and then authorize with your login and password. After you have entered a server file directory, you can get your access logs.
Here are the two most popular types of HTTP servers and locations where access logs can be found: