Plesk Panel for Windows – location of service logs and configuration files

APPLIES TO:

  • Parallels Plesk Panel 11.5 for Windows
  • Control Panel
  • Logs:
    • Access log: %plesk_dir%\admin\logs\W3SVC<IIS site ID>\ex<date>.log
    • PHP errors: %plesk_dir%\admin\logs\php_error.log
    • Panel log: %plesk_dir%\admin\logs\panel.log
    • Debug logs: %plesk_dir%\admin\logs\plesklog_debugXXXXXXXX.log (create DWORD value Debug=1 in“HKLM\SOFTWARE\PLESK\PSA Config\Config”)
  • Service control:
    • Stop: net stop plesksrv /Y
    • Start: net start plesksrv && net start poppassd
    • Restart: net stop plesksrv /Y && net start plesksrv && net start poppassd
  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\admin\php.ini
    • %plesk_dir%\admin\conf\panel.ini
    • IIS manager > Sites/Application Pools > PleskControlPanel

Web Presence Builder

  • Logs:
    • Error logs: %plesk_dir%\sb\logs\
    • Install/upgrade logs: %plesk_dir%\sb\tmp\
  • No service control (working on IIS)
  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\sb\config

phpMyAdmin

  • Logs:
    • %plesk_dir%\admin\logs\W3SVC<IIS site ID>\ex<date>.log
  • No service control (working via plesksrv service).
  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\admin\htdocs\domains\databases\phpMyAdmin\config.inc.php

ASP.Net Enterprise Manager

  • Configuration:
    • IIS manager > Sites > sqladmin(default) > View Applications > /mssql

myLittleAdmin 2000/2005

  • Configuration:
    • IIS manager > Sites > sqladmin(default) > View Applications > /myLittleAdmin
    • %plesk_vhosts%\sqladmin\myLittleAdmin\2005\config.xml

MailEnable

  • Logs:
    • %plesk_dir%\Mail Servers\Mail Enable\Logging
  • Service control:
    • Stop: net stop meimaps && net stop melcs && net stop memtas && net stop mepops && net stop mepocs && net stop mesptpcs
    • Start: net start meimaps && net start melcs && net start memtas && net start mepops && net start mepocs && net start mesptpcs
    • Restart: net stop meimaps && net stop melcs && net stop memtas && net stop mepops && net stop mepocs && net stop mesptpcs && net start meimaps && net start melcs && net start memtas && net start mepops && net start mepocs && net start mesptpcs
  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\Mail Servers\Mail Enable\Bin\MailEnable.msc

DNS / Named / BIND

  • Logs:
    • Windows Event Viewer
  • Service control:
    • Stop: net stop named
    • Start: net start named
    • Restart: net stop named && net start named
  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\dns

MySQL (PleskSQL)

  • Logs:
    • Windows Event Viewer
    • %plesk_dir%\MySQL\Data\*.err
  • Service control:
    • Stop: net stop plesksqlserver
    • Start: net start plesksqlserver
    • Restart: net stop plesksqlserver && net start plesksqlserver
  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\MySQL\Data\my.ini

SpamAssassin

  • Logs:
    • Windows Event Viewer (with DWORD value Debug set to 1 in “HKLM\SOFTWARE\PLESK\PSA Config\Config”)
  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\Additional\Perl\site\var\spamassassin\3.003002

DrWeb antivirus

  • Logs:
    • %plesk_dir%\DrWeb\drcom.log
  • Service control:
    • Stop: net stop DrWebCom
    • Start: net start DrWebCom
    • Restart: net stop DrWebCom && net start DrWebCom

FTP

  • Logs:
    • %plesk_vhosts%\Servers\<ID>\logs
  • Service control:
    • Stop: net stop iisadmin
    • Start: net start iisadmin
    • Restart: net stop iisadmin && net start iisadmin
  • Configuration:
    • IIS Manager > Sites > <IP address>

Web server (IIS)

  • Logs:
    • Windows Event Viewer
    • Domain logs: %plesk_vhosts%\<domain>\logs\W3SVC<SITE ID>
  • Service control:
    • Stop: iisreset /stop
    • Start: iisreset /start
    • Restart: iisreset
  • Configuration:
    • IIS Manager

Kaspersky antivirus

  • Logs:
    • Windows Event Viewer
  • Service control:
    • Stop: net stop kavsvc
    • Start: net start kavsvc
    • Restart: net stop kavsvc && net start kavsvc
  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\kav\settings.xml

AWstats

  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\Additional\AWStats\wwwroot\cgi-bin\awstats.<domain>.conf

Webalizer

  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\Additional\Webalizer\conf\webalizer.conf

Backup Manager

  • Logs
    • Backup logs: %plesk_dir%\PMM\logs\backup-<datetime>
    • Restore log: %plesk_dir%\PMM\logs\restore-<datetime>
    • Additional logs: %plesk_dir%\PMM\logs\pmmcli.log%plesk_dir%\PMM\logs\pmmcli_daemon.log
  • Functionality is controlled by Plesk control panel service

Migration Manager

  • Logs
    • %plesk_dir%\PMM\logs\migration-<datetime>
  • Functionality is controlled by Plesk control panel service

Horde

  • Logs:
    • %plesk_dir%\tmp\horde\horde.log
  • Configuration:
    • IIS manager > Sites > webmail(horde)
    • PHP configuration: “HKLM\SOFTWARE\PHP\Per Directory Values…\horde”
    • %plesk_dir%\webmail\horde\horde\config\conf.php

Health Monitor

  • Logs:
    • %plesk_dir%\admin\logs\health-alarm.log
    • %plesk_dir%\admin\logs\HealthMonitoring.log
  • Service control:
    • Stop: net stop ParallelsHealthMonitor
    • Start: net start ParallelsHealthMonitor
    • Restart: net stop ParallelsHealthMonitor && net start ParallelsHealthMonitor
  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\admin\conf\custom-health-config.xml
    • %plesk_dir%\admin\conf\health-config.xml

Health Monitor Notification Daemon

  • Logs:
    • %plesk_dir%\admin\logs\HealthNotifier.log
  • Service control:
    • Stop: net stop ParallelsHealthNotifier
    • Start: net start ParallelsHealthNotifier
    • Restart: net stop ParallelsHealthNotifier && net start ParallelsHealthNotifier
  • Configuration:
    • %plesk_dir%\admin\conf\custom-health-config.xml
    • %plesk_dir%\admin\conf\health-config.xml

Source:  kb.parallels.com/en/111289

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