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http-analyze http-analyze is a popular web server log file analysis program that can be installed directly on a Virtual Server. Http-analyze will analyze your web server log files in-place and then create HTML reports of your web site traffic. Our Web Development Team has made http-analyze freely available for easy installation on all Virtual Servers.

NOTE: Previous versions of http-analyze were not Y2K compliant and have not functioned correctly since 12/31/1999. We have patched the following version http-analyze so that it is Y2K compliant, but we cannot guarantee the performance of this patch. The patch has been applied to previously installed versions of http-analyze on all Virtual Servers. You do not need to re-install http-analyze in order to apply this fix.

To install http-analyze 1.9e, Telnet or SSH to your Virtual Server and do the following:

    % vinstall http-analyze

Creating Statistical Reports
Run the http-analyze program to create HTML pages with your Virtual Server's web statistics. Http-analyze has already been compiled for your use. This command will create a monthly report of access to your virtual server's web server (all on one line):
    % virtual http-analyze -vm -S YOUR-DOMAIN.NAME \ -o /www/htdocs/http-analyze /www/logs/access_log

NOTE: Your log files must be in Common Log Format in order for http-analyze 1.9e to run properly. See Changing the Web Server Log Format for more details.

After running the command above you will find several pages with your Virtual Server's web statistics at the URL:


Using the virtual command above allows you to specify paths from the home directory of your Virtual Server, instead of from the root directory of the host machine of your virtual server. Here is an explanation of the command line arguments used above and several others you may find useful:

    -h print the help list
    -d generate short statistics (default)
    -m generate full statistics (includes -d)
    -v verbose mode: comment ongoing processing
    -o outdir name of the directory for HTML output files
    -S srvname set server name (default: system name)
The final command line argument used in the example above is the path and filename of the Virtual Server's web server access log file.

Documentation will be installed as manuals on your Virtual Server when you install the http-analyze tar file. You can view the http-analyze manual pages during a Telnet or SSH session by using the man command:

    % man http-analyze
There is also online documentation available at the http-analyze web site.

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