Path to all the logs stored on the server


Well-Known Member
Jun 10, 2007
Hi Every one,

I used to admire as how many logs files are stored on a cPanel based servers as we often forgot the paths to the logs files to the particular services on the server to check with the error etc.., so taking in to consideration that this problem must be faced by all of us here, I decided to Post this new thread where we can post all the paths to the log files/configuration files for particular services etc...

Please remember to post your own known logs/configuration paths here...that would be very helpful..

I would request all the cPanel forum staff members to share their part....Please.... :)


Cpanel access logs: access_log=/usr/local/cpanel/logs/access_log
Cpanel error logs: access_log=/usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_logs
Cpanel stats_log=/usr/local/cpanel/logs/stats_log

Cpanel tweak settings file: /var/cpanel/cpanel.config
Document root for cpanel: /usr/local/cpanel/base


Exim mail logs: /var/log/exim_mainlog
Maillogs: /var/log/maillog
Secure related logs: /var/log/secure
Exim panic logs: /var/log/exim_paniclog
Exim reject logs: /var/log/exim_rejectlog


FTP related logs: /var/log/messages


Cron related logs: /var/log/cron


Mysql related logs at: /var/log/mysqld.log

System, hard drive, firewall related logs: /var/log/dmesg


Thank you :)