How To Install GoAccess on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install GoAccess on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GoAccess on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. 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 supplies 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 through the step by step installation GoAccess real-time web log analyzer on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install GoAccess on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing dependency packages.

Install the ncurses and GCC, run the following command:

Step 2. Installing GoAccess.

Run the following command to install GoAccess software:

Create a soft link of goaccess in the /usr/bin directory by running:

Step 3. Using GoAccess.

First, install Apache as our web server:

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

Allow the required HTTP port through the system firewall:

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:

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 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Congratulations! You have successfully installed GoAccess. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the GoAccess real-time web log analyzer on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official GoAccess website.

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