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Programming language: Perl
Tags: Analytics    
Latest version: v7.8

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AWStats - Advanced Web Statistics

AWStats (Advanced Web Statistics) is a powerful, full-featured web server logfile analyzer which shows you all your Web statistics including: visitors, pages, hits, hours, search engines, keywords used to find your site, broken links, robots and many more...

It works with IIS 5.0+, Apache and all major web, wap, proxy, streaming server log files (and even ftp servers or mail logs) on all Operating Systems.

  • License: GNU GPL v3+ (GNU General Public License. See LICENSE file), OSI Certified Open Source Software license.
  • Version: 7.8
  • Release date: April 2020
  • Platforms: All (Linux, NT, BSD, Solaris and other *NIX's, BeOS, OS/2...)
  • Author: Laurent Destailleur [email protected]

AWStats official web site and latest version: https://www.awstats.org



A full log analysis enables AWStats to show you the following information:

  • Visits duration and last visits
  • Authenticated users, and last authenticated visits
  • Days of week and rush hours (pages, hits, KB for each day and hour)
  • Domains/countries of hosts visitors (pages, hits, KB)
  • Hosts list, last visits and unresolved IP addresses list
  • Most viewed, entry and exit pages
  • File types
  • Web compression statistics (for mod_gzip or mod_deflate)
  • Browsers used (pages, hits, kb for each browser)
  • OS used (pages, hits, KB for each OS)
  • Robot visits
  • Worm attacks
  • Download and continuation detection
  • Search engines, keyphrases and keywords used to find your site
  • HTTP errors (Page not found with last referer, etc,)
  • Screen size report
  • Number of times your site is "added to favourites bookmarks"
  • Ratio of Browsers that support: Java, Flash, RealG2 reader, Quicktime reader, WMA reader, PDF reader
  • Cluster report for load balanced servers ratio
  • Other personalized reports...

It supports the following features as well:

  • Can analyze all log formats
  • Works from command line and from a browser as a CGI (with dynamic filters capabilities for some charts)
  • Update of statistics can be made on demand from the web interface and not only from your scheduler
  • Unlimited log file size, support split log files (load balancing system)
  • Support 'nearly sorted' log files even for entry and exit pages
  • Reverse DNS lookup before or during analysis, supports DNS cache files
  • Country detection from IP location or domain name
  • WhoIS links
  • A lot of options/filters and plugins can be used
  • Multi-named web sites supported (virtual servers)
  • Cross Site Scripting Attacks protection
  • Several languages
  • No need of rare perl libraries
  • Dynamic reports as CGI output
  • Static reports in one or framed HTML or XHTML pages
  • Experimental PDF export
  • Look and colors can match your site design (CSS)
  • Help and tooltips on HTML reported pages
  • Easy to use (Just one configuration file to edit)
  • Analysis database can be stored in XML format (for XSLT processing, ...)
  • A Webmin module
  • Free (GNU GPL) with sources (perl scripts)
  • Available on all platforms


To use AWStats CGI script, you need the following requirements:

  • Your server must log web access in a log file you can read.
  • To run awstats, from command line, your operating system must be able to run perl scripts (.pl files).
  • Perl module "Encode" must be available.

To run awstats as a CGI (for real-time statistics), your web server must also be able to run such scripts.

If not, you can solve this by downloading last Perl version at:


The distribution of AWStats package includes the following files:

README.TXT                          This file
docs/LICENSE                        GNU General Public Licence
docs/*                              AWStats documentation (setup/usage...)
wwwroot/cgi-bin/awstats.pl          THE MAIN AWSTATS PROGRAM (CLI/CGI)
wwwroot/cgi-bin/awredir.pl          A tool to track exit clicks
wwwroot/cgi-bin/awstats.model.conf  An model configuration file
wwwroot/cgi-bin/lang                Directory with languages files
wwwroot/cgi-bin/lib                 Directory with awstats reference info
wwwroot/cgi-bin/plugins             Directory with optional plugins
wwwroot/icon/browser                Directory with browsers icons
wwwroot/icon/clock                  Directory with clock icons
wwwroot/icon/cpu                    Directory with cpu icons
wwwroot/icon/flags                  Directory with country flag icons
wwwroot/icon/os                     Directory with OS icons
wwwroot/icon/other                  Directory with all others icons
wwwroot/classes                     Java applet for graphapplet plugin
wwwroot/css                         Samples of CSS files
wwwroot/js                          Javascript sources for "Misc" feature
tools/*                             Other provided tools
tools/webmin/awstats-x.x.wbm        A Webmin module for AWStats
tools/xslt/awstats.xsd              AWStats XML database schema descriptor
tools/xslt/*                        Demo to manipulate AWStats XML database


The documentation available for this release in HTML format is in the docs/ directory.

You can find a most up-to-date documentation at: https://www.awstats.org


Tests and results are available in AWStats documentation, in docs/ directory.


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Copyright (C) 2000-2020 - Laurent Destailleur - [email protected] - https://www.nltechno.com

Laurent Destailleur is also the project leader of Dolibarr ERP CRM Opensource project, and author of AWBot, CVSChangeLogBuilder, DoliDroid and founder of DoliCloud SaaS https://www.dolicloud.com.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the AWStats README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.