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Where does Parallels Plesk keep its log files?

Art. Nr: 157  |  Rating: 4/5 from 806 votes  |  Last Updated: Wed, May 16, 2012

Much like many other control panels, Plesk has a wide what seems like thousands of log files for all the different services it runs. Below, we've indicated all the log file locations for your convenience:

Parallels Plesk Logs:

Access Log /usr/local/psa/admin/logs/httpsd_access_log
Backups Log /var/lib/dumps/domain.tld/backup_restore.log
Error Log /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log
Migration Log /usr/local/psa/PMM/logs/migration.log
Mailman Log /var/log/mailman/error
Horde Webmail /var/local/psa-horde/psa-horde.log

FTP Logs:

Login Attempts & General Info /var/log/messages
FTP Transaction Log /usr/local/psa/var/log/xferlog

Mail Logs:

Spam Scoring & Email Errors /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog/var/log/messages
Transactional Errors /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog
Queued Mail /usr/local/psa/var/log/smtp_pendings.log

SSH/Named Logs:

SSH Log /var/log/messages
Named Log /var/log/messages

Apache Logs:

Access Log /var/log/httpd/access_log
Error Log /var/log/httpd/error_log
Domain Access Logs /var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/statistics/logs/access.log
Error Access Logs /var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/statistics/logs/error_log

MySQL Log:

General Info & Errors /var/log/mysql.log

Should you have any further questions pertaining to your Plesk license, please feel free to get in contact with the LicenseCube support team for additional assistance.

Plesk is using the Linux log style which is very easy for system administrators and even not so advanced users.

Posted by Wendy - Tue, Jul 31st, 2012

Love the Plesk way to keep it RPM and DEB clean OS way of installing and upgrading software packages.

Posted by SunnyW - Fri, Jun 15th, 2012

This was a good article if we need to verify something on our Plesk server via SSH.

Posted by Tom - Wed, Jun 6th, 2012

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