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Check Access and log of particular FTP user

Category: File Management

2013-03-28 2:55 pm EST

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I have two team working on my site, and both have different ftp accounts. I need to know, if I can check which account was used to upload which file?
I mean, kind of a Activity log for each FTP user.


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5,889 Points
2013-03-28 3:17 pm EST
Thank you for your question amitpsri!

You can check ftp logs through <a href="" target="_blank" title="Click here for info">SSH</a>. You will need to be on a VPS or Dedicated server with shell access. The following paths are where the FTP logs are located.


If you are on a shared server, Unfortunately, because the FTP logs are not stored in the cPanel, you will need to contact <a href="" target="_blank" title="Click here for how to contact support">tech support</a> for this. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best Regards,
James R

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Hello Amitpsri,

The link for SSH is fixed. You will need to use SSH in order to see those logs. Otherwise, please submit an email to and specify what you are searching for so that they can provide the log results for you.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support available 24/7.


Arnel C.
40,371 Points
2013-03-28 3:50 pm EST
Sorry for the broken links. I fixed those. If you are not on a VPS or Dedicated server you will not be able to check through SSH. Also, SSH is more advanced and requires command line experience. You may want to just request the logs from support. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Best Regards,
James R
5,889 Points
2013-03-28 3:50 pm EST
Thank you James,
I am on dedicated.
Unfortunately, I have no clue how to use SSH, the link you have provided leads to an error page.
Would appreciate a little more help on this.
8 Points
2013-03-28 3:53 pm EST

9,968 Points
2013-03-29 11:11 am EST
Hello amitpsri,

Without having root access to your server and being able to view the system-wide logs, you could follow the steps in my guide on how to view FTP uploads with archived raw logs in order to view the FTP uploads.

Unfortunately if you need to also see other activity such as file deletion, this is only available in the system-wide logs.

Please let us know if you have any further questions at all.

- Jacob

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