cPanel backend configuration files and log files paths
accounting.log – Contains a list of accounting functions performed such as account removal and creation
cpanel.config – Tweak settings for whm can be done in this file
mainip – Main ip of the server is specified in this file
maxemail – Maximum emails per hour for a domain can be specified here The format is like the following domainname=number
Run the script /scripts/build_maxemails_config after editing this file This will create a file named after the corresponding domain name inside the directory maxemailsperdomain with the value specified in it.
Maxemailsperhour – Server wide maximum emails per hour can be set in this file. It applies to the whole domains in the server. You only need to insert the corresponding value in the file. A value of zero means unlimited.
Resellers-nameservers – This file gives you the name of the nameservers used by reseller users
resellers – This file lists the privileges of different reseller users
packages/ – This directory contains files for all the packages created under the WHM and the corresponding files will give all the details related to that package
suspended/ – This directory contains files for all the suspended users. You can get the
reason for suspension from the corresponding user file.
Users/ – This directory contains cpanel user files which contain all the information
related to a cpanel account.
Zonetemplates/ – This directory contains templates for zone files, which will be used for creating zone file for a particular domain when a user is created
bandwidth/ – This directory contains files named after the domain names which give separate http and all bandwidth usages for a particular day
datastore/ – This directory contains sub directories named after the cpanel user name which contains two files named mysql-db-count and mysql-disk-usage .These files give you the number of databases a user have and the total disk space used by all these databases respectively.
localdomains – This file contains domains which are using the local mail server.
remotedomains – This file contains domains which are using a remote mail server instead of the local mail server
userdomains – All the domains of users are listed in this file including the addon, parked and subdomains along with their username.
trueuserdomains – The main domains of all cpanel uesrs are listed in this file along with their username
trueuserowners – All cpanel users along with their owners are listed in this file
wwwacct.conf – This is the default file used in cpanel account creation Information from this file is taken when an account is created
mailips – The ip which should be used for sending mails can be specified in this file Different ips can be set for different domains for sending mails and that can be specified in the file like the following domainname: ip address
ips – This file lists all the ips in the file except the main shared ip
ips.dnsmaster – This file lists all the ips of nameservers used by different domains
ipaddrpool – Lists the ip addresses in the server which are free
cpupdate.conf – Cpanel updation configuration can be done in this file Once you edit this file do not forgot to run the script /scripts/upcp
cpbackup.conf – Cpanel backup configuration can be done in this file You can enable or disable cpanel backup using this file.
Valiases/ – Email forwarders and catchall for a domain can be specified in the corresponding file inside this directory.
The format is like the following *: accountname
vfilters – Email filters can be specified in the corresponding file inside this directory.
bin/ – Cpanel binaries are located in this directory
version – You can get cpanel version from this file
logs/ – All log files of cpanel are located inside this directory.
error_log – cpanel logs any error it incurs in this file
license_log – All cpanel license update attempts are logged in this file stats_log – The stats daemon logs the output from all
the status generators like awstats, webalizer.
access_log – General information pertaining to cPanel requests is logged in this file
base/ – Files of phpmyadmin, webmail etc are located in this directory
3rdparty/ – Files of mailman, fantastico etc are located in this directory
Important Log Files
/usr/local/apache/logs – It is the main log for apache
/usr/local/apache/domlogs/ – Domain specific logs are located inside this directory
/usr/local/apache/logs/access_log – This log records all requests processed by the server
/var/log/exim_mainlog – An entry is created inside this log every time a message is received or delivered
/var/log/exim_rejectlog – An entry is created inside this log every time a message is rejected based on either ACLs or other policies
/var/log/exim_paniclog – An entry is created inside this log when exim doesn’t know how to handle an error
/var/log/messages – General information and login attempts of FTP are logged here
/var/log/secure – General information and login attempts of SSHD are logged here
/var/log/maillog – The IMAP, POP, and SpamAssassin services all log here. This includes all general logging information (login attempts, transactions, spam scoring), along with fatal errors.
/var/log/mysqld.log /var/lib/mysql/$(hostname).err – Mysql general informations and errors are logged in either of these two files
/var/log/chkservd.log – The service monitoring daemon (chkservd) logs all service checks here. Failed services are represented with a [-], and active are represented with [+]
/var/log/cron – An entry is created in this file when a cron is executed
/var/log/messages – General informations and errors of named are logged in this File
/var/log/dcpumon/toplog.[timestamp] – This log lists the top processes running Each five minute a new log is created
/usr/local/apache/logs/suexec_log – This log file contains auditing information reported by suexec each time a CGI application is executed.
/var/log/cpanel*install* – These log files contain verbose logs of the cPanel installation.
/var/cpanel/updatelogs/update-[timestamp.log] – It is the log file for upcp. Log entries are created when upcp runs