39.14 Web Log Summaries
A very nice web log analyser and summary generator is awstats. Install the package:
# wajig install awstats
This will give you a statistics summary page at
http://localhost/cgi-bin/awstats.pl. You will need to enable
icons by adding the following line into a new file
Alias /awstats-icon/ /usr/share/awstats/icon/
And then restart the web server:
$ wajig restart apache2
Should now be getting a nicer looking page.
Also you may like to include browser and host OS information in the summary by using the apache combined log format:
Be sure the apache generates this information (the default is not to).
/etc/apache/httpd.conf should contain:
CustomLog /var/log/apache/access.log combined
To allow the analyser to run through the apache log files
/var/log/apache/access) it needs permission to be able to
read them. The simplest approach is to:
# chmod o+r /var/log/apache/access*
The summary log file can now be generated with:
# /usr/lib/cgi-bin/awstats.pl -config=awstats -update
(This is what cron also runs every 10 minutes, by default.)
Your donation will support ongoing development and give you access to the PDF version of this book. Desktop Survival Guides include Data Science, GNU/Linux, and MLHub. Books available on Amazon include Data Mining with Rattle and Essentials of Data Science. Popular open source software includes rattle, wajig, and mlhub. Hosted by Togaware, a pioneer of free and open source software since 1984. Copyright © 1995-2021 Graham.Williams@togaware.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0.