How To Install GoAccess on CentOS 7

Install GoAccess on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GoAccess on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, GoAccess is a real-time web log analyzer and a visualizer for Both Linux and Unix operating systems. It functions as an interactive app from the Terminal, and after models also supply an HTML report, which can be conveniently viewed in the browser.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation GoAccess open source real-time web log analyzer on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install GoAccess on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing GoAccess.

Method 1.

Execute the following command to install GoAccess:

yum -y install goaccess

Method 2.

If using another operating system, you can search for pre-compiled binaries at the official website:

wget http://tar.goaccess.io/goaccess-1.2.tar.gz
tar xvzf goaccess-1.2.tar.gz
cd goaccess-1.2
./configure --enable-utf8 --enable-geoip=legacy
make && make install

Step 3. Using GoAccess.

GoAccess has many options to analyze your log files, the most simple way you can use to see your log file with GoAccess is below:

goaccess /var/log/boot.log

You can see the whole flags and capabilities of GoAccess with the command below:

goaccess --help

GoAccess live reporting in HTML format:

First, install Apache as our web server:

yum install httpd

After the installation process is finished, execute the following commands to start your Apache service:

systemctl start httpd
systemctl enable httpd

For example, using the following command will create an analyzed HTML file from the Apache access log and place it in Apache’s default document root:

goaccess /var/log/httpd/access_log --log-format=COMBINED -a -o /var/www/html/report.html

Now you can open your browser, Enter your IP address or your domain name and add “/report.html” in the end to see your HTML output:

Install GoAccess on CentOS 7

Congratulations! You have successfully installed GoAccess. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the GoAccess open source real-time web log analyzer on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official GoAccess website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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