Parallels Plesk for Linux services logs and configuration files

Below, you will find the services’ configuration and log file locations, which may be useful in a troubleshooting procedure.

Services

Control Panel

  • Logs
    • Error log: /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log and /var/log/sw-cp-server/sw-engine.log
    • Access log: /usr/local/psa/admin/logs/httpsd_access_log
    • Panel log: /usr/local/psa/admin/logs/panel.log
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/psa stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/psa start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/psa restart
  • Configuration
    • PHP config: /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/php.ini
    • Panel config: /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/panel.ini
    • Web server config: /etc/sw-cp-server/conf.d/plesk.conf

Web Presence Builder

  • Logs
    • Error log: /usr/local/psa/admin/logs/sitebuilder.log
    • Install/upgrade logs: /usr/local/sb/tmp/
  • No service control (working via sw-cp-server service)
  • Configuration
    • /usr/local/sb/config
    • /etc/sw-cp-server/conf.d/plesk.conf
    • /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/php.ini

SSO

  • Logs
    • Error log: /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log
    • SSO log: /var/log/sso/sso.log
  • Services
    • No service control (works via sw-cp-server service)
    • Manage settings: /usr/local/psa/bin/sso
  • Configuration
    • /etc/sso/sso_config.ini
    • /etc/sw-cp-server/conf.d/sso.inc

Backup Manager

  • Logs
    • Backup logs: /usr/local/psa/PMM/logs/backup-<datetime>
    • Restore log: /usr/local/psa/PMM/logs/restore-<datetime>
  • Functionality is controlled by the Plesk control panel service
  • Configuration
    • /etc/psa/psa.conf

Migration Manager

  • Logs
    • /usr/local/psa/PMM/logs/migration-<datetime>
  • Functionality is controlled by the Plesk control panel service.

Health Monitor manager

  • Logs
    • /usr/local/psa/admin/logs/health-alarm.log
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/sw-collectd stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/sw-collectd start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/sw-collectd restart
  • Configuration
    • /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/health-config.xml
    • /usr/local/psa/var/custom-health-config.xml
    • /etc/sw-collectd/collectd.conf

Health Monitor Notification Daemon

  • Logs
    • /usr/local/psa/admin/logs/health-alarm.log
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/psa-health-monitor-notificationd stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/psa-health-monitor-notificationd start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/psa-health-monitor-notificationd restart
  • Configuration
    • /usr/local/psa/admin/conf/health-config.xml
    • /usr/local/psa/var/custom-health-config.xml

MySQL

  • Logs
    • /var/log/mysqld.log
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/mysqld stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/mysqld start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/mysqld restart
  • Configuration
    • /etc/my.cnf
    • /etc/mysql/my.cnf (Debian/Ubuntu)

PostgreSQL

  • Logs
    • /var/lib/pgsql/pgstartup.log
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/postgresql stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/postgresql start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/postgresql restart
  • Configuration
    • /var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf

Apache

  • Logs
    • Global Access and Error logs: /var/log/httpd/
    • Domain logs: /var/www/vhosts/<domain>/logs
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/httpd stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/httpd start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/httpd restart
  • Configuration
    • /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
    • /etc/httpd/conf.d/zz010_psa_httpd.conf (includes generated configuration files with the rest of vhosts’ and server configuration)
  • NOTE: On SuSE, Debian, and Ubuntu, the service is called “apache2”. The path to its logs is /var/log/apache2 and the path to configs is /etc/apache2.

NGINX

  • Logs
    • Error log: /var/log/nginx/error.log
    • Access log: /var/log/nginx/access.log
    • Domain logs: /var/www/vhosts/<domain>/logs/proxy_access*_log
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/nginx stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/nginx start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/nginx restart
    • NOTE: To disable nginx, go to “Tools & Settings > Services Management” and stop nginx from there.
  • Configuration
    • /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
    • /etc/nginx/conf.d/zz010_psa_nginx.conf (includes generated configuration files with the rest of the vhosts’ and server configuration)

Tomcat

  • Logs
    • /var/log/tomcat5/*
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/tomcat5 stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/tomcat5 start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/tomcat5 restart
  • Configuration
    • /etc/tomcat5/server.xml

FTP

  • Logs
    • /usr/local/psa/var/log/xferlog
    • /var/log/secure
  • No service control (works via xinetd service)
  • Configuration
    • /etc/xinetd.d/ftp_psa
    • /etc/proftpd.conf
    • /etc/proftpd.include

Xinetd

  • Logs
    • /var/log/messages
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/xinetd stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/xinetd start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/xinetd restart
  • Configuration
    • /etc/xinetd.conf
    • /etc/xinetd.d/* (files with “.” in the name are ignored)

BIND

  • Logs
    • /var/log/messages
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/named stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/named start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/named restart
  • Configuration
    • /etc/named.conf
  • NOTE: In Debian/Ubuntu, the service is called “bind9.”

Courier-IMAP

  • Logs
    • /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/courier-imap stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/courier-imap start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/courier-imap restart
  • Configuration
    • /etc/courier-imap/imapd
    • /etc/courier-imap/imapd-ssl
    • /etc/courier-imap/pop3d
    • /etc/courier-imap/pop3d-ssl

Postfix

  • Logs
    • /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/postfix stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/postfix start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/postfix restart
  • Configuration
    • /etc/postfix/master.cf
    • /etc/postfix/main.cf

Qmail

  • Logs
    • /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/qmail stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/qmail start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/qmail restart
  • Configuration
    • Control files in /var/qmail/control/
    • /etc/xinetd.d/smtp_psa
    • /etc/xinetd.d/smtps_psa
    • /etc/xinetd.d/submission_psa

Horde

  • Logs
    • Error log: /var/log/psa-horde/psa-horde.log
  • No service control (works via Apache web-server)
  • Configuration
    • /etc/psa-webmail/horde/horde.conf
    • /etc/psa-webmail/horde/horde/conf.php

Roundcube

  • Logs
    • Error log: /var/log/plesk-roundcube/errors
  • No service control (works via Apache web-server)
  • Configuration
    • /etc/psa-webmail/roundcube/*

Mailman

  • Logs
    • /var/log/mailman/*
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/mailman stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/mailman start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/mailman restart
  • Configuration
    • /etc/httpd/conf.d/mailman.conf
    • /usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py
    • /etc/mailman/sitelist.cfg

SpamAssassin

  • Logs
    • /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog
  • Services
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/spamassassin stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/spamassassin start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/spamassassin restart
  • Configuration
    • /etc/spamassassin/local.cf
    • /var/qmail/mailnames/<domain>/<mailbox>/.spamassassin/user_prefs

Parallels Premium Antivirus

  • Logs:
    • /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog
    • /var/drweb/log/*
  • Service control:
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/drwebd stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/drwebd start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/drwebd restart
  • Configuration:
    • /etc/drweb/*

Kaspersky Antivirus

  • Logs:
    • /usr/local/psa/var/log/maillog
  • Service control:
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/kavehost stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/kavehost start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/kavehost restart
  • Configuration:
    • /opt/kav/sdk8l3/etc/kav-handler.cfg
    • /etc/kavehost.xml

phpMyAdmin

  • Logs:
    • Error log: /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log
  • No service control (working via sw-cp-server service).
  • Configuration:
    • /usr/local/psa/admin/htdocs/domains/databases/phpMyAdmin/libraries/config.default.php

phpPgAdmin

  • Logs
    • Error log: /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log
  • No service control (working via sw-cp-server service).
  • Configuration:
    • /usr/local/psa/admin/htdocs/domains/databases/phpPgAdmin/conf/config.inc.php

Logrotate

  • No service control. Executed by the daily maintenance task: /etc/cron.daily/50plesk-daily
  • Configuration
    • /usr/local/psa/etc/logrotate.conf
    • /usr/local/psa/etc/logrotate.d/*

Webalizer

  • No service control. Executed by the daily maintenance task: /etc/cron.daily/50plesk-daily
  • Configuration
    • /srv/www/vhosts/system/<domain>/conf/webalizer.conf

AWstats

  • No service control. Executed by the daily maintenance task: /etc/cron.daily/50plesk-daily
  • Configuration
    • /usr/local/psa/etc/awstats/awstats.<domain>-*.conf

Watchdog (monit)

  • Logs:
    • /usr/local/psa/var/modules/watchdog/log/wdcollect.log
    • /usr/local/psa/var/modules/watchdog/log/monit.log
  • Service control:
    • Stop: /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/modules/watchdog/wd --stop
    • Start: /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/modules/watchdog/wd --start
    • Restart: /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/modules/watchdog/wd --restart
  • Configuration:
    • /usr/local/psa/etc/modules/watchdog/monitrc
    • /usr/local/psa/etc/modules/watchdog/wdcollect.inc.php

Watchdog (rkhunter)

  • Logs:
    • /var/log/rkhunter.log
  • Service control:
    • Start: /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/modules/watchdog/rkhunter
  • Configration:
    • /usr/local/psa/etc/modules/watchdog/rkhunter.conf

Plesk Firewall

  • Service control:
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/psa-firewall stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/psa-firewall start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/psa-firewall restart
  • Configuration:
    • /usr/local/psa/var/modules/firewall/firewall-active.sh
    • /usr/local/psa/var/modules/firewall/firewall-emergency.sh
    • /usr/local/psa/var/modules/firewall/firewall-new.sh

Plesk Firewall (IP forwarding)

  • Service control:
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/psa-firewall-forward stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/psa-firewall-forward start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/psa-firewall-forward restart
  • Configuration:
    • /usr/local/psa/var/modules/firewall/ip_forward.active
    • /usr/local/psa/var/modules/firewall/ip_forward.saved

IP Address Banning (Fail2Ban)

  • Service control:
    • Stop: /etc/init.d/fail2ban stop
    • Start: /etc/init.d/fail2ban start
    • Restart: /etc/init.d/fail2ban restart
  • Configuration: A set of IPTables rules. By default:-
    • iptables -N fail2ban-plesk-login
    • iptables -A fail2ban-plesk-login -j RETURN
    • iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m multiport --dports 8880,8443 -j fail2ban-plesk-login

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