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How to install AWStats on Uniform Server 3.5-Apollo


Installing AWStats on 3.5-Appolo

AWStats is a Perl scripts for analysing Apache log files note a standard installation uses absolute paths. This page covers installing AWStats using relative paths thus making it portable. The easiest way to install AWStats is manually this gives you finer control over the process.


Unfortunately some of the Perl modules in 3.5-Appolo do not match the corresponding executable this prevents AWStats working. Quickest way to resolve this is to apply the bug fix found on this page.



Go to http://awstats.sourceforge.net and download the latest version. The following installation guide is for version 6.8 we are going to perform a manual installation hence download the zip file (awstats-6.8.zip) save to any folder of your choice.


Extract files

Right click on the file downloaded (awstats-6.8.zip) and select extract all, no need to change the folder location.

This creates a folder named awstats-6.8 inside this is a second folder named awstats-6.8 containing folder wwwroot. Open folder wwwroot, this contains the following folders that need to be copied to Uniform Server:

  • cgi-bin
  • classes
  • css
  • icon
  • js



  1. Copy folders: css, icon and js<br>To Uniform Server folder: \Uniform Server\udrive\www
  2. Copy folder: cgi-bin<br>To Uniform Server folder: \Uniform Server\udrive\cgi-bin<br>Rename the copied folder cgi-bin to awstats


AWStats Configuration

Inside folder \Uniform Server\udrive\cgi-bin\awstats locate the file awstats.model.conf and rename it to awstats.conf

Several lines in this file required editing as follows:

Line 51 Change: <pre> LogFile="/var/log/httpd/mylog.log"</pre> To: <pre> LogFile="/usr/local/apache2/logs/access.log"</pre> Line 122 Change: <pre>LogFormat=1</pre> To: <pre>LogFormat=4</pre> Line 153 Change: <pre> SiteDomain=""</pre> To: <pre> SiteDomain="localhost"</pre> Line 212 Change: <pre>DirCgi="/cgi-bin"</pre> To: <pre>DirCgi="/cgi-bin/awstats"</pre> Line 239 Change: <pre> AllowToUpdateStatsFromBrowser=0</pre> To: <pre>AllowToUpdateStatsFromBrowser=1</pre>


The section starting at line 156 is worth a read.


View Stats

You can view the initial stats page by typing the following into your browser:


Note: To recalculate statistics click on the Update now link located top of page.



The above configuration allows you to view your server statistics online this includes any other users with access to your server. You probably don’t want users to view this valuable information. To restrict access you have two options either password protect the folder or restrict access to localhost only.


Local access only

Copy file .htaccess from folder \Uniform Server\udrive\www to folder \Uniform Server\udrive\cgi-bin\awstats

Edit the file you just copied to look like this: <pre> Order Deny,Allow Deny from all Allow from </pre> This prevents every one on the Internet viewing your stats information. You can however view the statistics page locally.


Password protect

If you need to view your server statistics online password protect folder awstats.

Again use Uniform Server's default .htaccess file copy it from folder \Uniform Server\udrive\www to folder \Uniform Server\udrive\cgi-bin\awstats

Edit the file you just copied to look like this: <pre> AuthName "Uniform Server - Server Access" AuthType Basic AuthUserFile /htpasswd/awstats/.htpasswd Require valid-user </pre> The above only enables password protection; you now need to create the password file.

  1. In folder \Uniform Server\udrive\htpasswd create a new folder named awstats.
  2. Copy file .htpasswd from folder \Uniform Server\udrive\htpasswd\www into the folder just created (awstats)
  3. Edit the copied .htpasswd file, delete its content and add the name:password pair you want to use.

After saving the file type the following into your browser <nowiki>http://localhost/cgi-bin/awstats/awstats.pl</nowiki> you will be challenged for a name and password.


I am lazy and tend to keep overlay files (plugins) you may find this one of use.

Download this file uc_awstats_6_8_plugin.exe save it to folder *\Uniform Server (where Stop.bat and Server_Start.bat are located).

MD5 = 7156b9ad91a84c13e7e3d8c66641ff4d

The file is a self-extracting archive; double click to run, no need to change the path, allow overwriting existing files. This updates Uniform Server as described above.

Note: Remember to download and apply Uc_bug_fix_5.exe otherwise you will receive a "Server Configuration Error" message.



The above is intended to get AWStats up and running quickly; depending on your requirements you may need to make additional changes.

I performed the above installation on a clean install of Uniform Server due to a lack of data to analyse the output from AWStats was unimpressive. I copied the access.log file from a working server into folder \Uniform Server\udrive\usr\local\apache2\logs, now that was impressive and fast.

Consider upgrading to Uniform Server 4.*-Mona and use the UniServer AWStats plugin details on this page.


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