GoAccess (A Real-Time Apache and Nginx) Web Server Log Analyzer

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12 Responses

  1. Jalal Hajigholamali says:

    Thanks a lot
    very nice article…

  2. bheema says:

    Hi Ravi,

    I am getting the below error, please let me know where i have to make changes and I am not able to find out .goaccessrc file.

    [root@nagios goaccess-0.5]# goaccess -f /var/log/httpd/

    GoAccess – version 0.5 – Oct 16 2015 02:38:28

    An error has occurred
    Error occured at: goaccess.c – render_screens – 239
    Message: Nothing valid to process.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Change the format as shown in the configuration it should work..

      date_format %d/%b/%Y
      log_format %^, %h %^[%d:%^] "%r" %s %b "%R" "%u"
  3. Devakumar says:


    i’ve installed goaccess on my apache machines.. would it be possible to send notification/alert email from goaccess ? .. if not could you suggest me any product (freeware).

  4. Pierre says:

    Hello, I just start with Goaccess, is there a way to know pageviews per mouth?
    I can’t find info?


  5. anand vamsi says:


    Is it possible to parse the logs from remote server ie. if i have apache server running in and logs placed in /var/log/apache.log in the same server .is it possible to watch the stats from go access is installed)

    Please help me

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Anand, I never tried on the remote machine, but you should give a try, if it works for you then it definitely works others too and don’t forget to post your output here, if you’ve tried.

  6. Samson Mugo says:

    Yea, Version 0.6 fixed the F10 key binding issue. Great post Ravi, just what I needed. Very cool that it is real time.

  7. Lance says:

    This is works awesome on my nginx server. Version 0.6 just came out which fixed the F10 key in gnome term.

  8. James says:

    I had the same issue, however, I configured my log format/date in my: ~/.goaccessrc

    color_scheme 1
    date_format %d/%b/%Y
    log_format %h %^[%d:%^] %^ “%r” %s %b “%R” “%u”

  9. nobicycle says:

    Interesting, but the terminal I use captures F10, which prevents specifying the log format. Log format cannot be specified on the command line either.

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