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Using Webalizer to analyze Apache logs Page 5

By Rodney Hampton
on September 5, 2001

Creating Webalizer’s Output Directories:

Next, I needed to create directories under each domain’s document root
to store the output from webalizer. On my client’s computer the
DocumentRoot’s were organized like: /www/some_domain/public_html.

I wanted to add a directory for each domain within this tree like:
Here is the script I wrote to do this:
Script 2.

Configuring Webalizer:

Next, I created a file that I called webalizer.min. This file contained the configuration directives that would be common
for all of the domains.
The Readme file in the webalizer directory contains a wealth of
information about each of these options. Basically, the PageType
directives tell webalizer to count hits on files with the .htm, .html,
.cgi, .php,.php3, and .pl extensions as actual ‘visits’. The
CountryGraph is useless unless HostNameLookups is on in your Apache
configuration — it produces a nice pie chart broken down by the country
from which traffic to your site originates. GroupReferrer enables
webalizer to group together the results from major domains. In my case,
I had certain primary search engines for which I thought it would be
instructive to group the results.