LKBEN11015: Howto generate html statistical reports for the apache webserver


You need statistical information about your webserver


Statistics gives your an overview of the usage of your webserver


The are lots of tools for generating statistical information about the usage of your webserver. In the lubby project we use the analog tool to do the job. Analog is web server log file analyser. It is designed to be fast and produces attractive statistics. It is configured through its configuration file /etc/analog.cfg or via command line options.

Once configured (you have to tell analog which logfile it should take for the information) you can call it from the command line.


This will produce a lot of information on the screen. We use a cron job to start the gathering.

analog -q +D > /tmp/Report.html

This report can be viewed with a browser. 



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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.