Saturday, 22 December 2012

cPanel and Plesk log path

Some log path information in cPanel/WHM server and Plesk server:

cPanel, WHM & Webmail

    Login Attempts to cpsrvd /usr/local/cpanel/logs/login_log
    Account Transfers & Misc. Logs /var/cpanel/logs
    Per-Account Bandwidth History Human Readable /var/cpanel/bandwidth/(USERNAME)
    Per-Account Bandwidth History – Cached /var/cpanel/bandwidth.cache/(USERNAME)
    Service Status Logs /var/log/chkservd.log
    Error Log for cpsrvd /usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log
    Panic Log for cpsrvd /usr/local/cpanel/logs/panic_log
    Backup Logs /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup
    Update (UPCP) Log /var/cpanel/updatelogs/update-(TIMESTAMP).log
    Mailman Logs /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/logs
    Auditing Log (Account Creations, Deletions, etc.) /var/cpanel/accounting.log
    Access Log & User Actions in cpsrvd /usr/local/cpanel/logs/access_log
    Website Statistics Logs /usr/local/cpanel/logs/stats_log
    Logs for Specific Webmail Applications
        SquirrelMail /var/cpanel/squirrelmail
        RoundCube /var/cpanel/roundcube/log
        Horde /var/cpanel/horde/log
    License Updates & Errors /usr/local/cpanel/logs/license_log
    Brute Force Protection (cPHulkD) Log /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cphulkd.log
    WebDisk (cpdavd) Log /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpdavd_error_log
    Tailwatch Driver (tailwatchd) Log /usr/local/cpanel/logs/tailwatch_log
    EasyApache Build Logs /usr/local/cpanel/logs/easy/apache/
    Installation Log /var/log/cpanel*install*


    General Information & Errors /var/lib/mysql/(HOSTNAME).err or


    Login Attempts & General Info /var/log/messages
    FTP Transfer Log /var/log/xferlog is a symbolic link to /usr/local/apache/domlogs/

Mail Retrieval & Spam Protection (Courier, Dovecot, SpamAssassin)

    IMAP, POP Login Attempts, Transactions, Fatal Errors & Spam Scoring /var/log/maillog and /var/log/messages

Mail Delivery (Exim)

    Unexpected/Fatal Error Log /var/log/exim_paniclog (Linux)
    /var/log/exim/paniclog (FreeBSD)
    Incoming Mail Queue /var/spool/exim/input
    Log of Messages Rejected Based on ACLs or Other Policies /var/log/exim_rejectlog (Linux) /var/log/exim/rejectlog (FreeBSD)
    Delivery & Receipt Log /var/log/exim_mainlog (Linux) /var/log/exim/mainlog (FreeBSD)

Named (BIND)

    Log /var/log/messages


    Log /var/log/messages


    SSH Log /var/log/messages

Web Server (Apache/httpd)

    Domain Access Logs /usr/local/apache/domlogs/(DOMAIN)
    Web Server & CGI Application Error Log /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log
    SuExec Audit Log /usr/local/apache/logs/suexec_log
    SuPHP Audit Log /usr/local/apache/logs/suphp_log

Top Memory & CPU Consumers (dcpumon)

    Top Processes Consuming CPU & Memory /var/log/dcpumon/(YEAR)/(MONTH)/(DAY)

Plesk Logs:

Plesk (sw-cp-serverd)

    Access Log /usr/local/psa/admin/logs/httpsd_access_log
    Backups Log /var/lib/dumps/domain.tld/backup_restore.log and
    Error Log /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log
    Migration Log /usr/local/psa/PMM/logs/migration.log
    Mailman Log /var/log/mailman/error
    Horde Webmail /var/local/psa-horde/psa-horde.log


    Login Attempts & General Info /var/log/messages
    FTP Transaction Log /usr/local/psa/var/log/xferlog

Mail Retrieval & Spam Protection

    IMAP, POP Login Attempts, Transactions, Fatal Errors & Spam Scoring /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog/var/log/messages

Mail Delivery (Qmail)

    Transactions, Errors /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog
    Queued Mail /usr/local/pas/var/log/smtp_pendings.log


    SSH Log /var/log/messages

Named (BIND)

    Log /var/log/messages

Web Server (Apache / httpd)

    Access & Error Logs /var/log/httpd/access_log and /var/log/httpd/error_log
    Domain Access & Error Logs /var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/statistics/logs/access.log and /var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/statistics/logs/error_log


    General Information & Errors /var/log/mysqld.log

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