Managing Services from the Command Line and Viewing Service Logs

This section describes how to stop, start, and restart services managed by Panel, and access their logs and configuration files.

Plesk web interface

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa restart

Plesk log files are located in the following directories:

  • Error Log: /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log
  • Access log: /var/log/plesk/httpsd_access_log

Panel configuration files are the following:

  • php: $PRODUCT_ROOT_D/admin/conf/php.ini
  • www: /etc/sw-cp-server/applications.d/plesk.conf
Presence Builder

Log files are located in:

  • Error log: /var/log/httpd/sitebuilder_error.log
  • Logs: /usr/local/sitebuilder/tmp/

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /usr/local/sitebuilder/config
  • /usr/local/sitebuilder/etc/php.ini
phpMyAdmin

The error log is located in:

/var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log

The configuration file is accessible at:

/usr/local/psa/admin/htdocs/domains/databases/phpMyAdmin/libraries/config.default.php

phpPGAdmin

The error log is located in:

/var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log

The configuration file is accessible at:

/usr/local/psa/admin/htdocs/domains/databases/phpPgAdmin/conf/config.inc.php

DNS / Named / BIND

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/named start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/named stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/named restart

Log files are located in:

/var/log/messages

The configuration file is accessible at:

/etc/named.conf

FTP (ProFTPD)

Log files are located in:

/var/log/plesk/xferlog

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /etc/xinetd.d/ftp_psa
  • /etc/proftpd.conf
  • /etc/proftpd.include
Courier-IMAP

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/courier-imap start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/courier-imap stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/courier-imap restart

Log files are located in:

/var/log/plesk/maillog

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /etc/courier-imap/imapd
  • /etc/courier-imap/imapd-ssl
  • /etc/courier-imap/pop3d
  • /etc/courier-imap/pop3d-ssl
QMail

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/qmail start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/qmail stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/qmail restart

Log files are located in:

/var/log/plesk/maillog

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /etc/xinetd.d/smtp_psa
  • /etc/xinetd.d/smtps_psa
  • /etc/xinetd.d/submission_psa
  • /etc/inetd.conf (Debians)
  • /var/qmail/control/
Postfix

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/postfix start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/postfix stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/postfix restart

Log files are located in:

/var/log/plesk/maillog

Configuration files are accessible at:

/etc/postfix/

SpamAssassin

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa-spamassassin start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa-spamassassin stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa-spamassassin restart

Log files are located in:

/var/log/plesk/maillog

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /etc/mail/spamassassin/
  • /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf
  • /var/qmail/mailnames/%d/%l/.spamassassin
Odin Premium Antivirus
To start the service through the command line:
/etc/init.d/drwebd start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/drwebd stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/drwebd restart

Log files are located in:

/var/log/plesk/maillog

Configuration files are accessible at:

/etc/drweb/

Kaspersky antivirus

To start the service through the command line:

service kavehost start

To stop the service through the command line:

service kavehost stop

To restart the service through the command line:

service kavehost restart

Log files are located in:

  • /var/log/maillog
  • /var/log/mail.log

Configuration files are accessible at:

/opt/kav/sdk8l3/etc

Tomcat

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/tomcat5 start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/tomcat5 stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/tomcat5 restart

Log files are located in:

/var/log/tomcat5/

Configuration files are accessible at:

/usr/share/tomcat5/conf/

MySQL

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/mysqld start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/mysqld stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/mysqld restart

Log file is located in:

/var/log/mysqld.log

The configuration file is accessible at:

/etc/my.cnf

PostgreSQL

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/postgresql start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/postgresql stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/postgresql restart

Startup log is located in:

/var/lib/pgsql/pgstartup.log

The configuration file is accessible at:

/var/lib/pgsql/data/postgresql.conf

xinetd

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/xinetd start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/xinetd stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/xinetd restart

Log files are located in:

/var/log/messages/

The configuration file is accessible at:

/etc/xinetd.conf

Watchdog (monit)

To start the service through the command line:

/usr/local/psa/admin/bin/modules/watchdog/wd --start

To stop the service through the command line:

/usr/local/psa/admin/bin/modules/watchdog/wd --stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/usr/local/psa/admin/bin/modules/watchdog/wd --restart

Log files are located in:

  • /var/log/plesk/modules/watchdog/log/wdcollect.log
  • /var/log/plesk/modules/watchdog/log/monit.log

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /usr/local/psa/etc/modules/watchdog/monitrc
  • /usr/local/psa/etc/modules/watchdog/wdcollect.inc.php
Watchdog (rkhunter)

Log is located in:

/var/log/rkhunter.log

The configuration file is accessible at:

/usr/local/psa/etc/modules/watchdog/rkhunter.conf

Apache

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/httpd start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/httpd stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

Log files are located in:

  • /var/log/httpd/
  • /var/www/vhosts/<domain_name>/statistics/logs/

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
  • /etc/httpd/conf.d/
  • /var/www/vhosts/<domain_name>/conf/httpd.include
Mailman

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/mailman start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/mailman stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/mailman restart

Log files are located in:

/var/log/mailman/

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /etc/httpd/conf.d/mailman.conf
  • /usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py
  • /etc/mailman/sitelist.cfg
AWstats

To start the service through the command line:

/usr/local/psa/bin/sw-engine-pleskrun /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/DailyMaintainance/script.php

Configuration files are accessible at:

/usr/local/psa/etc/awstats/

Webalizer

To start the service through the command line:

/usr/local/psa/bin/sw-engine-pleskrun /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/DailyMaintainance/script.php

Configuration files are accessible at:

/var/www/vhosts/<domain_name>/conf/webalizer.conf

Backup Manager

Backup logs are located in:

  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/sessions/<session>/psadump.log
  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/sessions/<session>/migration.log
  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/logs/migration.log
  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/logs/pmmcli.log

Restore logs are located in:

  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/rsessions/<session>/conflicts.log
  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/rsessions/<session>/migration.log
  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/logs/migration.log
  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/logs/pmmcli.log

The configuration file is accessible at:

/etc/psa/psa.conf

Plesk Migration Manager

Migration logs are located in:

  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/msessions/<session>/migration.log
  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/rsessions/<session>/migration.log
  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/rsessions/<session>/conflicts.log
  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/logs/migration.log
  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/logs/pmmcli.log
  • /var/log/plesk/PMM/logs/migration_handler.log
Horde

Log is located in:

/var/log/psa-horde/psa-horde.log

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • Apache configuration
    • /etc/httpd/conf.d/zzz_horde_vhost.conf
    • /etc/psa-webmail/horde/conf.d/
  • Horde configuration:

    /etc/psa-webmail/horde/

Atmail

Log files are located in:

/var/log/atmail/

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • Apache configuration
    • /etc/httpd/conf.d/zzz_atmail_vhost.conf
    • /etc/psa-webmail/atmail/conf.d/
  • Atmail configuration:
    • /etc/psa-webmail/atmail/atmail.conf
    • /var/www/atmail/libs/Atmail/Config.php
psa-logrotate

To start the service through the command line:

<code>/usr/local/psa/bin/sw-engine-pleskrun /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/DailyMaintainance/script.php</code>

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /usr/local/psa/etc/logrotate.conf
  • /usr/local/psa/etc/logrotate.d/
Samba

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/smb start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/smb stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/smb restart

Log files are located in:

/var/log/plesk/samba/

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /etc/samba/smb.conf
  • /etc/samba/smb.conf.include
psa-firewall

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa-firewall start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa-firewall stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa-firewall restart

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /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
psa-firewall (IP forwarding)

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa-firewall-forward start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa-firewall-forward stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/psa-firewall-forward restart

Configuration files are accessible at:

  • /usr/local/psa/var/modules/firewall/ip_forward.active
  • /usr/local/psa/var/modules/firewall/ip_forward.saved
psa-vpn

To start the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/smb start

To stop the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/smb stop

To restart the service through the command line:

/etc/init.d/smb restart

The configuration file is accessible at:

/usr/local/psa/var/modules/vpn/openvpn.conf

 

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