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Setup AWStats on CentOS 6 to analyze Apache Logs

Environment: CentOS 6 64bit with Apache already installed

AWStats is an opensource software that generates statistics graphically. For more info, visit awstats office website here.

1. Install Epel Repo
rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm

2. Install awstats package.
yum install awstats

3. Setup apache for stats
By default AWStats creates an Apache configuration file /etc/httpd/conf.d/awstats.conf. If you are accessing awstats remotely then adjust the allow from line accordingly. Reload apache afterwards.

4. Create awstats config for the site that you want to analyze.
In this example, I wanted to analyze mysite.com. Copy the default config and name it just so that it relates to your sites name for easy identification.

cp /etc/awstats/awstats.localhost.localdomain.conf /etc/awstats/awstats.mysite.com.conf
vim /etc/awstats/awstats.mysite.com.conf

Update the ff lines below:
HostAliases="IP_of_the_server mysite.com"

5. Create initial stats:
/usr/bin/perl /var/www/awstats/awstats.pl -config=mysite.com

6. If everything went well. Create a cron to update the stats.
Below cron updates the stats every hour.
01 * * * * perl /var/www/awstats/awstats.pl -config=mysite.com -update

7. Access awstats from the browser.




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