Web log files analyzer


I already use Google Analytics on my page, but I'd like to get additional info from log files. I've looked at various packages during last days, but nothing impressed me so far.

Some requirements:

  • must work on log file level (I use apache combined logs, but can configure apache to produce other types of logs)
  • can generate static reports (windows/linux) or use GUI (windows only)
  • should be easy to add custom user agents, and rerun analysis
  • if it can recognize installation of eclipse plugins from log, that would be big plus
  • understands google serp position referer
  • should not require two days to setup (awstats, I am looking at you)
  • should be still under active developement (i.e. analog isn't good answer)
  • preferrably free, or at not very expensive 🙂

Any good analyzers programs out there?

Best Answer

Free, and comes packaged in many Linux distros, is The Webalizer.

The Webalizer is a fast, free web server log file analysis program. It produces highly detailed, easily configurable usage reports in HTML format, for viewing with a standard web browser.

Handles standard Common logfile format (CLF) server logs, several variations of the NCSA Combined logfile format, wu-ftpd/proftpd xferlog (FTP) format logs, Squid proxy server native format, and W3C Extended log formats. In addition, gzip (.gz) and bzip2 (.bz2) compressed logs may be used directly without the need for uncompressing.

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