Windows Host service logs and configuration files and with start-stop services

 

Windows is the second most used operating system in the world only next to Linux. And the reason why today a lot of people want to use a Windows-based operating system is that they can easily handle and manage their website. Moreover, if you are using Windows operating then you can easily install and run a Windows-based application. But today if you are already using a Windows-based web hosting solution and now if you are looking for information on about Windows hosting service logs and configuration files and also information on start and stop the services then here is the complete information on that.

 

Here are some of the information about windows service logs and its configuration location and how to start/Stop or Restart the service using the command prompt:

 

Note: We will be using %plesk_dir% where it means the systems Plesk directory location where data is stored. And we also use %plesk_vhosts% where indicate Plesk hosting folder location.

 

For Plesk SQL Server (MySQL)

 

>>>> Here is the Logs:

 

           %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

 

For Plesk Management Service

 

>>>> Logs:

 

          --->> Access log: %plesk_dir%admin/logs/W3SVC/ex.log

 

          --->> PHP errors log: %plesk_dir%admin/logs/php_error.log

 

           --->> Debug logs: %plesk_dir%admin/logs/plesklog_debugXXXXXXXX.log  To enable you need to create DWORD value Debug=1 in the registery key HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\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/conf/panel.ini

 

>>>> Also from IIS : IIS manager >> Sites/Application Pools >> PleskControlPanel

 

For Named / BIND Service

 

>>>> Logs:

 

Windows Event Viewer for tracking the service log

 

>>>> Service control:

 

                --->> Stop: net stop named

 

               --->> Start: net start named

 

                --->> Restart: net stop named && net start named

 

Configuration:

 

         %plesk_dir%dns

 

For Web server Internet Information Services (IIS)

 

>>>> Logs:

 

                    --->> Windows Event Viewer to check the IIS logs

 

                    --->> Domain logs: %plesk_vhosts%/logs/iis

 

>>>> Service control:

 

                      --->> Stop: iisreset /stop

 

                      --->> Start: iisreset /start

 

                       --->> Restart: iisreset

 

Configuration:

 

            Configure on IIS Manager

 

For Plesk Backup Manager

 

>>>> Logs:

 

                       --->> Backup log : %plesk_dir%PMM/logs/backup-[datetime]/backup.log

 

                       --->> Restore logs folder : %plesk_dir%PMM/logs/restore-[datetime]

 

                      ---->> Additional and another logs : %plesk_dir%PMM\\logs\\pmmcli.log , %plesk_dir%PMM\\logs\\pmmcli_daemon.log

 

For Plesk Migrator

 

>>>> Logs:

 

               %plesk_dir%var/modules/panel-migrator/logs/

 

>>>> Configuration:

 

                 %plesk_dir%var/modules/panel-migrator/conf

 

For Plesk Health Monitor

 

>>>> Logs:

 

                  %plesk_dir%admin/logs/HealthMonitoring.log

 

                  %plesk_dir%admin/logs/health-alarm.log

 

>>>> Service control:

 

             --->> Stop: net stop ParallelsHealthMonitor

 

             --->> Start: net start ParallelsHealthMonitor

 

             --->> Restart: net stop ParallelsHealthMonitor && net start ParallelsHealthMonitor

 

>>>> Configuration:

 

                %plesk_dir%admin/conf/health-config.xml

 

               %plesk_dir%admin/conf/custom-health-config.xml

 

For 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/health-config.xml

 

              %plesk_dir%admin/conf/custom-health-config.xml

 

For MailEnable Mail Server

 

>>>> 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

 

For Horde Webmail

 

>>>> Logs:

 

             %plesk_dir%tmp/horde/horde.lo

 

>>>> Configuration:

 

              IIS manager >> Sites >> Webmail(horde)

 

              %plesk_dir%webmail/horde/horde/config/conf.

 

       --->>> PHP configuration for horde: HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\PHP\\Per Directory Values\\...\\horde

 

For FTP

 

>>>> Logs:

 

              %plesk_vhosts%Servers//logs

 

>>>> Service control:

 

            --->> Stop: net stop iisadmin

 

            --->> Start: net start iisadmin

 

           ---->> Restart: net stop iisadmin && net start iisadmin

 

>>>> Configuration:

 

                IIS Manager >> Sites >> <IP_address>