How to set up and download raw access logs in cPanel

In this article, you will learn how to set up and download raw access logs in cPanel. Raw access logs contains information about visitors to your website without displaying graphs, charts or other graphics. It can be very useful to check who has visited your website quickly with a quick number or word search.

All downloaded raw access logs are compressed into a .gz zip file which will need to be extracted. You can use the following programs to extract the zip file – Windows: WinRAR | MAC OS: The Unarchiver

How to set up raw access logs in cPanel #

To set up raw access logs in cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article.
  2. In the search bar type Raw Access then click it.
  3. Under configure logs, select the checkbox if you would like to archive logs at the end of the month.
  4. Select the checkbox if you would like to remove the previous month’s archived logs from your home directory at the end of each month.
  5. Click Save.

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How to download raw access logs in cPanel #

To download the raw access logs from cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you’re unsure of how to log in to cPanel please follow this article.
  2. In the search bar type Raw Access then click it.
  3. If you would like to download the last 24 hours access logs you can do this via Download Current Raw Access Logs.
  4. If you would like to download the previous or current month you can do this via Archived Raw Logs.
  5. Click the filename and date you would like to download.
  6. Extract the .gz Zip once downloaded.

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Updated on July 23, 2021