Log locations

This is a shortlist of various log files for various applications on your Cpanel VPS.

cPanel Installation Logs:

/var/log/cpanel-install-thread0.log 

Apache:

/usr/local/apache/logs/access_log                
/usr/local/apache/logs/error_log 
/usr/local/apache/domlogs/example.com 

Apache SUEXEC Logs:

/usr/local/apache/logs/suexec_log 

MySQL:

/var/lib/mysql/hostname.err 

BIND (named) Log:

/var/log/messages 

Exim:

/var/log/exim_mainlog           
/var/log/exim_paniclog   
/var/log/exim_rejectlog 

Courier or Dovecot IMAP:

/var/log/maillog 

Tomcat Logs:

/usr/local/jakarta/tomcat/logs/catalina.err        
/usr/local/jakarta/tomcat/logs/catalina.out 

cPanel Access Log:

/usr/local/cpanel/logs/access_log 

cPanel Error Log:

/usr/local/cpanel/logs/error_log 

cPanel License Log:

/usr/local/cpanel/logs/license_log 

Stats Execution Logs:

/usr/local/cpanel/logs/stats_log 

ChkServd (cPanel Monitoring Daemon) Logs:

/var/log/chkservd.log 

cPHulkd:

/usr/local/cpanel/logs/cphulkd.log 

cPanel Backup Logs:

/usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup/*.log

Pure-FTP:

/var/log/messages     
/var/log/xferlog (symlinked to /usr/local/apache/domlogs/ftpxferlog) 

Cron Logs:

/var/log/cron 

SSH Logs:

/var/log/secure 

ModSecurity:

/usr/local/apache/logs/modsec_audit.log         
/usr/local/apache/logs/modsec_debug_log