Accessing Website Stats without logging into cPanel

Accessing AWStats Outside of cPanel

Accessing AWStats from outside the control panel is easy.

Step 1. Download AWStats from

Step 2. Uncompress awstats-5.6.tgz.

Step 3. Copy the contents of the uncompressed cgi-bin folder from your hard drive to the user cgi-bin directory (this includes, awstats.model.conf, and the lang, lib and plugins subdirectories).

Step 4. If necessary (this should not be needed with most setups), edit the first (top-most) line of the file that is #!/usr/bin/perl to reflect the path were your Perl interpreter is installed. The default value works for most of the Unix OS, but it also might be #!/usr/local/bin/perl.

Step 5. Move AWStats' icon subdirectories and its content into a directory readable by your web server, such as /home/users/public_html/icons.

Step 6. Copy the awstats.model.conf file into a new file named awstats.myvirtualhostname.conf. This new file must be stored in /home/user/public_html/cgi-bin.

Step 7. Edit this new config file with your own setup:

  • Change the LogFile value to the full path of your web server's log file. (The path is: LogFile="/usr/local/apache/domlogs/", where stands for your domain name.)
  • Check to see whether LogFormat has the value 1 (it means "NCSA Apache combined/ELF/XLF log format").
  • Change the DirIcons parameter to reflect the relative path of the icon directory.(DirIcons="/icons")
  • Edit the SiteDomain parameter to include the main domain name or the Intranet web server name used to reach the website to analyze (example:
  • PICK Important: — Change DirData to use the same statistics file as cPanel AWStats and do not lose any entry (DirData="/home/user/tmp/awstats/").

Step 8. Access AWStats at the URL, where stands for your domain name.

That's all! AWStats will refresh the statistics every 24 hours.


Yannick Arrimadas Bot

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