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GoAccess – open source web analytics application

GoAccess is a real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems or through your browser. Its main idea idea is to quickly analyze and view web server statistics in real time without needing to use a web browser.

It provides fast and valuable HTTP statistics for system administrators that require a visual server report on the fly.

GoAccess is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Fast, real-time, millisecond/second updates. All panels and metrics are timed to be updated every 200 ms on the terminal output and every second on the HTML output.
  • Nearly all web log formats with support for any custom log format string. Predefined options include:
    • Amazon CloudFront (Download Distribution).
    • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).
    • AWS Elastic Load Balancing.
    • Combined Log Format (XLF/ELF) Apache | Nginx.
    • Common Log Format (CLF) Apache.
    • Google Cloud Storage.
    • Apache virtual hosts.
    • Squid Native Format.
    • W3C format (IIS).
  • Simply set the log format and run it against your log.
  • Incremental log processing.
  • Determine the amount of hits, visitors, bandwidth, and metrics for slowest running requests by the hour, or date.
  • Metrics per virtual host.
  • Track application response time.
  • Beautiful terminal and bootstrap dashboards (Tailor GoAccess to suit your own color taste/schemes).
  • Parse large logs due to its optimized in-memory hash tables. It has very good memory usage and pretty good performance. This storage has support for on-disk persistence as well.
  • Color scheme customizable.
  • Docker support.
  • Minimal configuration needed.
  • Only ncurses as a dependency. It even features its own RFC6455 compliant Web Socket server.
  • Generate reports in HTML, JSON and CSV format.
  • Valgrind tested.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Gerardo O.
License: MIT License


GoAccess is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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