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I was able to login using SSH but all my websites were down.
Perhaps it was a mysql issue and not a server issue?
I did a reboot and my websites went back up.
I have not talked with my host they provide very limited support as this is a self managed dedicated server.
Operating System: CentOS 5
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 - 3.0 GHz
RAM: 2 GB
Total Disk Space: 120 GB
Bandwidth Quota: 500 GB
You don't need to post it all here, you just need to find the lines that tell you what the problem is/was.
Perhaps we need to step back a little here. What exactly is your skill level with Linux in general, and services like Apache? Figuring out what happened is not going to be as easy as running a command and it telling you exactly what is wrong, you will likely need to get your hands a little dirty.
Install Logwatch. It's good for weeding out the noise and showing you the "interesting" parts of logs efficiently as a report. Anyone who runs any (Internet-facing) services should run Logwatch or equivalent. (Maybe patch Logwatch with this and then) run logwatch as 'logwatch --numeric --detail High --archives --range All --save /var/log/logwatch.report && bzip2 /var/log/logwatch.txt'. Then if all went OK you can copy /var/log/logwatch.txt.bz2 to your local system, decompress it and attach it to this thread.
Forgive me my ignorance but what could it actually do to help him diagnose his problems?
I suppose it might give him an 'easy' way to perform certain admin. activities - such as seeing what services are running and restart services which have failed for some reason, if it happens again. However, as he is renting a dedicated server, he probably already has cPanel or Plesk - which will overlap with Webmin and cause problems. And ofcourse, if his webserver (or services it depends on) is failing, Webmin might not be there when he needs it most.