Today a cpanel server start showing Internal Server error when accessing the sites. This happened for all sites.
This usually cause if log files is too big. So i cleaned all large files in apache log folder
echo > /usr/local/apache/logs/suphp_log echo > /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log echo > /usr/local/apache/logs/access_log echo > /usr/local/apache/logs/suexec_log
Cpanel should do the log rotation if we set at
Main >> Service Configuration >> cPanel Log Rotation Configuration
It look like it do not rotate all log files, in WHM, list of files to rotate, there is no suexec_log
So to remove log files, i created a shell script
With following content
root@server82 [~]# cat clean_log.sh #!/bin/bash echo > /usr/local/apache/logs/suphp_log echo > /usr/local/apache/logs/error_log echo > /usr/local/apache/logs/access_log echo > /usr/local/apache/logs/suexec_log root@server82 [~]#
Make the script executable with
chmod 755 /root/clean_log.sh
Now i set a Cronjob
57 8 * * * /root/clean_log.sh
You need to verify the script works by running the script on command line
cd /usr/local/apache/logs ls -l /root/clean_log.sh ls -l
You will see size of log files got resetted.