The Webalizer is a fast, free Web Log Analyzer. It produces highly detailed, easily configurable usage reports in HTML format, for viewing with a standard web browser.


Do the following, according to your Virtual Private Server O/S.

  • FreeBSD & Solaris [Webalizer 2.01-06]
    Connect to your server via Telnet or SSH, and issue these commands:

    % vinstall webalizer
    % rehash


You may run The Webalizer by doing the following. The -o flag and trailing directory name (/www/htdocs/stats/) designate where The Webalizer output will be written.

% virtual webalizer -o /www/htdocs/stats/ /www/logs/access_log

To run The Webalizer daily at a scheduled time, add a line like the following to your server Crontab.

35 0 * * * /usr/local/bin/virtual /usr/local/bin/webalizer -o /www/htdocs/stats/ /www/logs/access_log

This particular line will run The Webalizer each night at 12:35am and write the output in your ~/www/htdocs/stats/ directory. For a Virtual Subhost, add a line like this (the text below should all be placed on a single line):

35 0 * * * /usr/local/bin/virtual /usr/local/bin/webalizer-n SUBHOST-DOMAIN.NAME -o /www/vhosts/SUBHOST-DIR/htdocs/stats/ /www/vhosts/SUBHOST-DIR/logs/access_log


Manual pages are installed on your Virtual Private Server when you install The Webalizer. Use the man command to access them.

% man webalizer

Please note: the information on this page applies to ITS web hosting plans. It may or may not apply to other environments. If you are looking for a feature described here, or better support from your hosting provider, please consider hosting your site with ITS!

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