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1/23/2015 – Enabling Webalizer on cPanel

Posted by Jamison on 23 01 2015.

Webalizer is an important tool in gathering information and giving you updated report analysis on how your website is doing. It provides detailed site statistics in HTML format. If you plan on using this tool to get stats, all you have to do is to enable it. This article will show you how as well as give you a brief intro about Webalizer.


What’s in it for you?


Processing data using this tool is highly fast. It can run almost 70,000 data per second on a 1.6 Ghz computer. It handles several log formats and supports limitless log file sizes, which allow you to rotate logs as much as you want, giving you freedom on saving monthly license fees. And lastly, it supports 37 languages. You may go to webalizer’s official website and see if it supports your language.


Also, it is important to read instructional manual, FAQs, and the Simpleton’s Guide to Web Serve Analysis—reads that are focused on how to use Webalizer. Go to these pages and familiarize yourself with the tool.


So how can I use Webalizer?


Before you can access this tool, you need to enable it first on your cPanel. The process is fairly simple. Here’s how:


  1. Login to your cPanel account as the administrator, and then look for Logs category.
  2. Click “Choose Log Programs”. Read and understand the content of the page carefully so as to familiarize yourself with the program. Check the box for Webalizer to start enabling the tool. You can also check Awstats if you want. Click the Save Changes button and then the Go Back button at the bottom part of the page.
  3. Please note that gathering data for the initial reports will take 36 hours. This means that Webalizer will remain unavailable during these first hours. After this, updating stats will only take 24 hours.
  4. Once saved, you are now ready to choose log programs that you want updates on. Try clicking Awstats before all statistics are updated and you will see a statement that says that no statistics are available. However, once they are updated, you should see a list of your accounts.
  5. Familiarize yourself with the log programs and learn how to read the reports given by your selected programs.


How can I disable Webalizer?


Sometimes, your /home/LOGIN/tmp could be laden with web stats and you want to clear them out. Aside from asking help from your hosting service provider to disable the tool, you can also do it by yourself by following these simple steps:


  1. Edit the file “/var/cpanel/cpanel.config”.
  2. Look for “skipwebalizer” and change the values to one like this “skipwebalizer=1”.
  3. Click the Save Changes button and then restart your cPanel by typing this “/etc/init.d/cpanel restart”
  4. And that’s it! Webalizer should now be disabled server wide.


With the use of Webalizer, you can start monitoring your web stats—giving you full vision on how well (or bad) your website is going. With this, you can detect problems easily as well as learn what works or not for your site.