Published on: October 15, 2014 by Mithun S.
In cPanel, it logs most of the activities happening on the server in log files. These log files are helpful in troubleshooting issues and in monitoring the performance of cPanel servers. We are here providing a list of Linux and cPanel logs location. This is just a default and common path list of various log files. It can be changed based on the installations and customization.
/var/log/messages : General system activity
/var/log/auth.log : Authentication logs
/var/log/secure : Authentication logs in some distributions
/var/log/dmesg : Driver messages
/var/log/kern.log : Kernel logs
/var/log/cron.log : Cron jobs log
/var/log/boot.log : Logs recorded on system boot
/usr/local/cpanel/logs/access_log : cPanel Access log
/usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log : cPanel Requests and Errors log
/usr/local/cpanel/logs/login_log : cPanel Login errors log
/var/cpanel/accounting.log : cPanel Account activity audit log
/usr/local/apache/domlogs/domain.com : The general access log for each domain configured with cPanel.
/var/log/maillog : Common mail log
/var/log/qmail/ : Qmail log directory
/var/lib/mysql/hostname.err : MySQL server error log for cPanel server
/var/log/mysqld.log : Common error log
/var/log/xferlog : Contains logging information from the FTP server daemon
/var/log/httpd/domains/domainname.error.log : Error Log
/var/log/httpd/domains/domainname.log : Custom Log
/var/log/lighttpd : Lighttpd access and error logs directory
/var/log/yum.log : Yum log files
Category : Apache, cPanel, DirectAdmin, Linux