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AWStats is a powerful tool which generates server statistics. AWstats works as a CGI or from command line and shows you all possible information your log contains in a graphical way.

Installing Lighthttpd and Awstats

Install the additional packages:

apk add lighttpd php-common php-iconv php-json php-gd php-curl php-xml php-pgsql php-imap php-cgi fcgi

apk add php-pdo php-pdo_pgsql php-soap php-xmlrpc php-posix php-mcrypt php-gettext php-ldap php-ctype php-dom

Configure Lighttpd

vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Uncomment line:

include "mod_fastcgi.conf"

Start lighttpd service and add to needed runlevel

rc-service lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

Installing Awstats

apk add awstats -U -X --allow-untrusted

In /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf:

Change the base server root folder
#server.document-root = var.basedir + "/htdocs" 
server.document-root = "/usr/lib/awstats"

Configuting Awstats


   -----> Running OS detected: Linux, BSD or Unix
   Do you want to continue setup from this NON standard directory [yN] ? y
   -----> Check for web server install
   Config file path ('none' to skip web server setup): none
   -----> Need to create a new config file ?  y
   -----> Define config file name to create
   Example: demo
   Your web site, virtual server or profile name: awstats
   -----> Define config file path
   Press ENTER to continue...
   Press ENTER to finish...

Edit awstats.awstats.conf

   nano /etc/awstats/awstats.awstats.conf 
   Search the line LogFile=" " and configure your log path and file. e.g. LogFile="/var/log/messages"

Start http server and add to boot

/etc/init.d/lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default



Note: Awstats is not working yet with dansguardian logs.