Locations of Common Log Files and Configuration Files for cPanel Services

This article covers the configuration files and the log file locations of the most common cPanel services.

cPanel service log file location

cPanel logs

cPanel access logs and user actions /usr/local/cpanel/logs/access_log
cPanel account transfers and other logs /var/cpanel/logs
Audit logs for account creation, deletion, etc. /var/cpanel/accounting.log
cPanel backup logs /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup
Brute force protection (cphulkd) logs /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cphulkd.log
EasyApache build logs /usr/local/cpanel/logs/easy/apache/
cPanel error logs /usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log
Installation logs /var/log/cpanel
cPanel license update and error logs /usr/local/cpanel/logs/license_log
cPanel login errors /usr/local/cpanel/logs/login_log
Horde logs /var/cpanel/horde/log/
RoundCube logs /var/cpanel/roundcube/log/
SquirrelMail logs /var/cpanel/squirrelmail/
cPanel panic logs /usr/local/cpanel/logs/panic_log
Bandwidth history per cPanel account (Cached) /var/cpanel/bandwidth.cache/{USERNAME}
Bandwidth history per cPanel account (Human Readable) /var/cpanel/bandwidth/{USERNAME}
Service status logs /var/log/chkservd.log
Tailwatch driver tailwatchd logs /usr/local/cpanel/logs/tailwatch_log
Update (UPCP) logs /var/cpanel/updatelogs/updated.{TIMESTAMP}.log
Website statistics logs /usr/local/cpanel/logs/stats_log


cPanel apache logs

Apache restart logs  /usr/local/cpanel/logs/safeapcherestart_log
Domain access logs /usr/local/apache/domlogs/{DOMAIN}
suPHP audit logs /usr/local/apache/logs/suphp_log
Web server and CGI application error logs /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log

cPanel email logs

Email delivery and receipt logs /var/log/exim_mainlog
Incoming mail queue /var/spool/exim/input/
Rejected email logs based on ACLS or other policies /var/log/exim_rejectlog
Fatal error logs /var/log/exim_paniclog
IMAP & POP login attempts, transactions, and errors logs /var/log/maillog and /var/log/messages
Mailman logs /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailmain/logs

MySQL logs

MySQL error logs /var/lib/mysql/{SERVER_NAME}.err
MySQL slow query logs when enabled /var/log/slowqueries


cPanel service configuration file location

cPanel configuration file

Configuration file Path
cpanel.config /var/cpanel/cpanel.config

Apache configuration file

Configuration file Path
httpd.conf /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf OR usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf

Bind configuration file

Configuration file Path
named.conf /etc/named.conf

Exim configuration file

Configuration file Path
exim.conf /etc/exim.conf

Proftp FTP server configuration file

Configuration file Path
proftpd.conf /etc/proftpd.conf

Pureftp FTP server configuration file

Configuration file Path
pure-ftpd.conf /etc/pure-ftpd.conf

MySQL configuration file

Configuration file Path
my.cnf /etc/my.cnf

PHP configuration file

Configuration file Path
php.ini /usr/local/lib/php.ini

Networking configuration file

Configuration file Path
Host entries /etc/hosts
Resolver Configuration /etc/resolv.conf
Nameserver IPs /etc/nameserverips

ClamAV configuration file

Configuration file Path
clamav.conf /etc/clamav.conf


 

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