How to view AWStats without logging into cPanel
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This is an advanced topic. If it doesn't work out, then please re-read the instructions and make sure you have followed them correctly. Your raw stats are normally stored in your home directory in the access-logs directory.
Step 1 - setup the public domain
We strongly recommend you create a subdomain (e.g. stats.mydomain.com) to host your stats. Make a note of the physical path of the virtual root for your subdomain. This will be something like public_html/subdomain/
If you wish to place your awstats in your cPanel's primary domain then the physical path in your home directory will be just public_html/
Download the latest stable release from http://awstats.sourceforge.net/
Extract the downloaded file locally on your PC
Upload the extracted cgi-bin and icon directories into the virtual root of your domain. If you were installing AWStats into the public_html/ folder it should end up looking something like this once you have finished copying the files and directories:
│ ├── awdownloadcsv.pl
│ ├── awredir.pl
│ ├── awstats.model.conf
│ ├── awstats.pl
│ ├── lang
│ ├── lib
│ └── plugins
In the uploaded cgi-bin directory, chmod the awredir.pl and awstats.pl files to 755
Download a copy of the existing cPanel AWStats config file from your home directory at tmp/awstats/awstats.mydomain.conf (replace mydomain with your own domain name to determine what yours is called).
Edit this file and look for the line beginning with Diricons, which probably looks like this:
Just change this to:
Then, save the file, and upload it to the cgi-bin directory, overwriting the existing one.
You should now be able to browse to your stats at
(replace mydomain with your domain name):