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Checking FTP/Error/Access/Apache Logs in Apache Web Server

Log files in linux are files that record various events and activities that occur in a linux system. They are useful for troubleshooting, monitoring, and auditing purposes. Log files are usually stored in the /var/log directory, and each log file has a specific name and format.

To view a log file in Linux, you can use various commands, such as cat, less, tail, grep, and journalctl. You can also use graphical tools, such as Log File Viewer or System Log Viewer, if in a desktop environment.

The FTP log file path in Linux can vary depending on the distribution and configuration of the server. However, some common paths include:

  • /var/log/messages
  • /usr/local/psa/var/log/xferlog

The Apache error logs are usually located in the following directories depending on the Linux distribution you are using:

  • RHEL / Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora Linux Apache error file location – /var/log/httpd/error_log
  • Debian / Ubuntu Linux Apache error log file location – /var/log/apache2/error.log
  • FreeBSD Apache error log file location – /var/log/httpd-error.log

The Apache access log files are usually located in the following paths:

  • /var/log/apache/access.log
  • /var/log/apache2/access.log
  • /etc/httpd/logs/access_log

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