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Simple config for AWStats- manually downloaded log files

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3:35 pm
December 22, 2009


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I use godaddy for hosting and I want to do more robust reporting than their default web statistics (maybe I really can't without paying them for advanced stats– i need to figure out what is really available in the standard log files).

Is there a cut-to-the-chase config for AWS so I can quickly read a directory full of (daily) log files I've downloaded from godaddy?  I don't think I can install AWS on a GD shared hosting plan (haven't seen anyone on the 'net who comments on successful install).  At any rate, I'm fine with downloading and processing manually if there's some way to easily do this for a month's worth of log files at a time.

Here's a sample line from a GD (apache?) log file (this domain no longer exists … just an example): – – [27/Aug/2009:21:53:30 -0700] “GET HTTP/1.1″ 200 18472 “” “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; GTB6; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; OfficeLiveConnector.1.4; OfficeLivePatch.0.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30618)”

 I guess my awstats.conf file is going to have to use your_own_personalized_log_format?  I don't see any provision for all the information at the end of the GD log format in any of the standard settings.

Thanks for any info you can provide on how to run awstats “locally” (totally disconnected from web server, manual run).  In the end, I may find that the GD-supplied free stats are all the info you can derive from these logs anyway (they have a more robust logging offering but you pay $2.99/month for it.

6:03 am
December 23, 2009



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This log format is the popular Apache combined log format. Simply use


in your AWStats config file. It is explained in our page about AWStats Log Formats.

You can run AWStats locally from this kind of log files and you will get detailed reports.

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