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GoAccess – real time Web Server (Apache/Nginx) log analyzer

GoAccess is an open source real-time Apache/Nginx log analyzer tool and interactive viewer that runs in a command-line.
It provides fast and valuable HTTP statistics for system administrators that require a visual server report on the fly. GoAccess will collect data from the parsed log and it will display it to the console or the X terminal. The collected information or generated reports will be displayed to the user/sysadmin in a visual/interactive window.

Features

GoAccess parses the specified web log file and outputs the data to the X terminal. Features include:

  • General Statistics, bandwidth etc.
  • Time taken to serve the request (useful to track pages that are slowing down your site)
  • Top Visitors
  • Requested files
  • Requested static files, images, swf, js, etc.
  • Referrers URLs
  • 404 or Not Found
  • Operating Systems
  • Browsers and Spiders
  • Hosts, Reverse DNS, IP Location
  • HTTP Status Codes
  • Referring Sites

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Nearly all web log formats

GoAccess allows any custom log format string. Predefined options include, but not limited to:

  • Common Log Format (CLF) Apache
  • Combined Log Format (XLF/ELF) Apache
  • W3C format (IIS).
  • Amazon CloudFront (Download Distribution).
  • Apache virtual hosts

GoAccess Requirement

  • ncurses
  • GLib2 (>= 2.0.0)
  • GeoIP (Optional)

Install Required Packages for GoAccess

Lets install required packages first using Yum utility:

For CentOS:

# yum install ncurses-devel glib2-devel geoip

For Ubuntu:

# apt-get install libncurses5-dev libglib2.0-dev *libgeoip-dev

Install GoAccess

First download latest stable version of GoAccess.

# wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/goaccess/0.6/goaccess-0.6.tar.gz

Extract the file with Tar command.

# tar -xvf goaccess-0.6.tar.gz

Next ‘cd’ to to the directory containing the package’s source code and type `./configure’ to configure the package for your system.

# cd 
# ./configuregoaccess-0.6

If you want to enable geoip to `./configure’, you can pass.

# ./configure --enable-geoip

Type `make’ to compile the package.

# make

Type `make install’ to install the programs and any data files and documentation.

# make install

How To Use GoAccess

The simple and fastest way to use:

# goaccess -f /var/log/httpd/access_log
GoAccess real time webserver log analyzer
GoAccess real time webserver log analyzer

Reference: http://goaccess.prosoftcorp.com/

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