How to Install Logwatch on CentOS 6

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Logwatch 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 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 Install Docker on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Introduction

Docker is a container-based software framework for automating deployment of applications. “Containers” are encapsulated, lightweight, and portable application modules.

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  • These instructions are intended for installing Docker.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to View Logs for a Docker Container

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  • As of June 2014 Docker has officially released v1.0.0.
  • These instructions are intended for viewing logs for Docker containers.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6.6 server (or CentOS 7, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Fedora 20, Fedora 21), and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How To: Watch Server Logs in Real Time

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Servers 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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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 of 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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