Explained: Cpanel Log Files Path, Hostripples Web Hosting

Explained: Cpanel Log Files Path

cPanel is a trendy brand and also the most used open-source platform in the web hosting industry.

It is the best tool for managing a website that includes easy configuration, monitoring, and protection of servers and sites in a minute.

Further, it consists of numerous logs that can be useful for experienced and beginners.

Similarly, this article will help you learn and understand the location of all the logs and files in cPanel.

cPanel Log files

1. Access logs and user actions :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/access_log

2. Account transfers and misc. logs :- /var/cpanel/logs

3. Auditing log (account creations, deletions, etc) :- /var/cpanel/accounting.log

4. Backup logs :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup

5. Brute force protection (cphulkd) log :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cphulkd.log

6. Cpanel dnsadmin dns clustering daemon :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/dnsadmin_log

7. Cpanel taskqueue processing daemon ;- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/queueprocd.log

8.DBmapping :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/setupdbmap_log

9.EasyApache build logs :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/easy/apache/

10.Error log :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log

11.Installation log :- /var/log/cpanel

12.License updates and errors :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/license_log

13.Locale database modifications :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/build_locale_database_log

14.Login errors (CPSRVD) :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/login_log

15.Horde :- /var/cpanel/horde/log/

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16.RoundCube :- /var/cpanel/roundcube/log/

17.SquirrelMail:- /var/cpanel/squirrelmail/

18.Panic log :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/panic_log

19.Per account bandwidth history (Cached) :- /var/cpanel/bandwidth.cache/{USERNAME}

20.Per account bandwidth history (Human Readable) :- /var/cpanel/bandwidth/{USERNAME}

21.Service status logs :- /var/log/chkservd.log

22.Tailwatch driver tailwatchd log :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/tailwatch_log

23.Update analysis reporting :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/updated_analysis/{TIMESTAMP}.log

24.Update (UPCP) log :- /var/cpanel/updatelogs/updated.{TIMESTAMP}.log

25.WebDisk (CPDAVD) :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpdavd_error_log

26.Website statistics log :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/stats_log

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cPanel Access log

1.Access logs and user actions :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/access_log

cPanel Apache log

1.Apache restarts done through cPanel and WHM :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/safeapcherestart_log

2.Domain access logs :- /usr/local/apache/domlogs/{DOMAIN}

3.Processing of log splitting :- /usr/local/cpanel/logs/splitlogs_log

4.suPHP audit log :- /usr/local/apache/logs/suphp_log

5.Web server and CGI application error log :- /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log

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cPanel Email log

1.Delivery and receipt log :- /var/log/exim_mainlog

2.Incoming mail queue :- /var/spool/exim/input/

3.Log of messages rejected based on ACLS or other policies :- /var/log/exim_rejectlog

4.Unexpected/Fatal error log :- /var/log/exim_paniclog

5.IMAP, POP login attempts, transactions, fatal errors and spam scoring :- /var/log/maillog or /var/log/messages

6.Mailman :- /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailmain/logs

FTP log

1.FTP Files log :- /usr/local/apache/domlogs/ftpxferlog

2.FTP Directory log :- /usr/local/apache/domlogs

MySQL log

1.MySQL error log :- /var/lib/mysql/{SERVER_NAME}.err

2.MySQL slow query log (if enabled in my.cnf) :- /var/log/slowqueries

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1.NGINX cache:- /var/nginx/cache

2.NGINX access log :- /var/log/nginx/access.log

3.NGINX error log:- /var/log/nginx/error.log

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Explained: Cpanel Log Files Path, Hostripples Web Hosting
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