The configuration file needs to remain in the same directory as The model configuration file gives you most of the information you. and this works like a charm, it takes every possible config from /etc/awstats/, but when I would like to generate html with i. Find the location, where script is installed, using one of the following rpm -ql awstats | grep buildstaticpages.

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Now process new records Flush history on disk after hosts View the report To see the report results, point your browser to the main html file that was identified by the script run to generate the report. Including “-update” at the beginning of the options tells awststs script to update the stats analysis before generating the reports.

Configuring Awstats With Static Pages

I’m using Debian Squeeze x That directory should contain an “awstatsicons” directory containing awstats’ standard image files. We are doing this on a Red Hat Enterprise 4 box with Apache 2, so some items may be specific, but this is mostly generic. If you do this at the beginning, you will be able to hit your logs with a few entries by the time you finish configuring. You can then manually update your statistics for ‘www.

In practice it doesn’t work that well most major search engines are wise to the practice and account for itbut that doesn’t mean we should encourage the inconsiderate jerks to keep trying it.


The third buildstaticpabes in this series, Scheduling Awstats Report Generationwill show you how to save time and effort by automating the report generation process.

AWStats tip: creating static pages (and why it’s a good idea)

Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled. The main statistics you will see at the beginning of the report bear some quick explanation:.

Jumped lines in file: I removed it anyway but the result is the same.

Restart Apache to make the changes active, and get buildstatiicpages of the old format entries if you are changing:. AWStats has the option to generate the pages on the fly using CGI; however, for security reasons, we like the idea of static pages.

To make matters worse, the Alias is global, not specific to a single virtual domain. Visits, hits, pages and bandwidth There are several available reports linked at buildstticpages top of the main report page. If you want to keep your stats public you should at least modify your site’s “robots.

Installing AWStats and using it to build static statistic pages

The docs and even tutorials doesn’t tell anything about that. You can do that by password-protecting that part of the site, or by restricting access to that site to just localhost and using ssh tunneling to view your stats.

If you discover that you created the reports in a directory you cannot see from a browser, you may want to make a new reports directory.

We will now break it down and explain where each script option should go:. We added the build script to our crontab: One of those tactics involves finding a site biildstaticpages a publicly-accessible web stats page and then running a script that visits the site a bunch of times using their web site as a referrer. That would tell any robot that complies with the robots. Everything a web browser requests from a site is a adstats.


Note that this domain matches up with the name of the config file you created in the first part of this series. A note about referer spam You may notice that the “referer” information in your reports contains links to referring web sites. We took all of them out and copied the files manually.

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Danny 60 1 9. Generally, be very aware of these Alias directives for other programs as well. I remember running this command before and it used to build all the pages, but now that I use it again it only builds the main page.

Tracks the number of different visitors your site received.

Generating and Viewing Awstats Reports. The theory is that search engines will count the stats page as another site linking to their site.