Can I Access My FTP Log Files?

Shared and Reseller

For Shared and Reseller accounts, users can access their FTP logs via an FTP account created directly by cPanel. By logging into FTP with the username $user_logs (replacing $user with the actual cPanel username) and the cPanel password, users are able to obtain FTP logs from the last time the stat program such as AWStats or Webalizer ran; this will not include the logs from within the last 24 hours.

If you would like the FTP logs from the same day, please contact us via phone or Live Chat to request a copy of the logs HostGator has. Please note that we do not keep the logs for more than a few days, so our logs will be limited.

VPS and Dedicated Server

On a VPS or Dedicated Server, FTP log files are located in the /var/log/messages directory.