cPanel Logs location

cPanel logs are very helpful to track the activities happening on the server. These activities are logged in different log files which can be then reviewed for problems occurred on the server. This post tries to provide you the locations of each log file which makes it easy to track activities and problems.

cPanel logs

Access logs and user actions/usr/local/cpanel/logs/access_log
Account transfers and misc. logs/var/cpanel/logs
Auditing log (account creations, deletions, etc)/var/cpanel/accounting.log
Backup logs/usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup
Brute force protection (cphulkd) log/usr/local/cpanel/logs/cphulkd.log
Cpanel dnsadmin dns clustering daemon/usr/local/cpanel/logs/dnsadmin_log
Cpanel taskqueue processing daemon/usr/local/cpanel/logs/queueprocd.log
DBmapping/usr/local/cpanel/logs/setupdbmap_log
EasyApache build logs/usr/local/cpanel/logs/easy/apache/
Error log/usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log
Installation log/var/log/cpanel
License updates and errors/usr/local/cpanel/logs/license_log
Locale database modifications/usr/local/cpanel/logs/build_locale_database_log
Login errors (CPSRVD)/usr/local/cpanel/logs/login_log
Horde/var/cpanel/horde/log/
RoundCube/var/cpanel/roundcube/log/
SquirrelMail/var/cpanel/squirrelmail/
Panic log/usr/local/cpanel/logs/panic_log
Per account bandwidth history (Cached)/var/cpanel/bandwidth.cache/{USERNAME}
Per account bandwidth history (Human Readable)/var/cpanel/bandwidth/{USERNAME}
Service status logs/var/log/chkservd.log
Tailwatch driver tailwatchd log/usr/local/cpanel/logs/tailwatch_log
Update analysis reporting/usr/local/cpanel/logs/updated_analysis/{TIMESTAMP}.log
Update (UPCP) log/var/cpanel/updatelogs/updated.{TIMESTAMP}.log
WebDisk (CPDAVD)/usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpdavd_error_log
Website statistics log/usr/local/cpanel/logs/stats_log

cPanel access log

Access logs and user actions/usr/local/cpanel/logs/access_log

cPanel apache log

Apache restarts done through cPanel and WHM/usr/local/cpanel/logs/safeapcherestart_log
Domain access logs/usr/local/apache/domlogs/{DOMAIN}
Processing of log splitting/usr/local/cpanel/logs/splitlogs_log
suPHP audit log/usr/local/apache/logs/suphp_log
Web server and CGI application error log/usr/local/apache/logs/error_log

cPanel email log

Delivery and receipt log/var/log/exim_mainlog
Incoming mail queue/var/spool/exim/input/
Log of messages rejected based on ACLS or other policies/var/log/exim_rejectlog
Unexpected/Fatal error log/var/log/exim_paniclog
IMAP, POP login attempts, transactions, fatal errors and spam scoring/var/log/maillog/var/log/messages
Mailman/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailmain/logs

MySQL log

MySQL error log/var/lib/mysql/{SERVER_NAME}.err
MySQL slow query log (if enabled in my.cnf)/var/log/slowqueries

Searching the log files and reading them from shell can be sometimes very difficult and not might be troublesome. Thankfully, a cPanel plugin is available which allows the log files to be read from the WHM login. The plugin can be obtained at http://log-view.com and the installation steps can be found at http://log-view.com/latest/logview-installation.php

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