Locations of Common Log Files on cPanel Servers

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One of the nice things about cPanel-based servers is the way that they keep the location of key files in the same place across all the various cPanel versions.  Due to this consistency one always knows where to look for logs files for all services running on a cPanel server.

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How to Install Logstash

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What is Logstash?

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Logstash is a free, open source, server-side data collection and processing engine which uses dynamic pipelining capabilities. It takes in information from multiple data sources, reconstructs it, and then sends it to a destination of our choice. Logstash also cleans and modifies the data for use in an advanced outbound analytics and visualization use cases. It is the L in the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) and is typically responsible for sending data to Elasticsearch.

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How to Install Logwatch on Fedora 22

Reading Time: < 1 minuteLogwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of a server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on Fedora 22.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 22 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on Fedora 21

Reading Time: < 1 minuteLogwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on Fedora 21.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 21 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on Fedora 20

Reading Time: < 1 minuteLogwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on Fedora 20.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed Fedora 20 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Reading Time: < 1 minuteLogwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Reading Time: < 1 minuteLogwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on CentOS 7

Reading Time: < 1 minuteLogwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on CentOS 7.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Install Logwatch on CentOS 6

Reading Time: < 1 minuteLogwatch is a Perl-based log management tool for analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on a server’s log files. It is most often used to send a short digest of server’s log activity to a system administrator.

What are log files? Logs are application-generated files useful for tracking down and understanding what has happened in the past.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for installing the Logwatch on CentOS 6.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How To: Watch Server Logs in Real Time

Reading Time: 2 minutesServers do a fantastic job of writing down in log files what is happening right that moment. While going back and reading logs later to determine what happened in the past is helpful, it is also useful to watch logs in real time. Linux provides a command line tool that lets us do just that: tail.
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