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How to Install GoAccess and Nginx as Web Analyzer on Ubuntu

Hi all. On this occasion I will share how to install GoAccess on Linux Ubuntu combined with Nignx.

Do you know what GoAccess is? GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal or through your browser. 

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


I created a directory that will be used as root on the vhost that I will create, not only that, I will use the directory for the converted files with goaccess.

$ sudo mkdir -p /apps/monitoring/goaccess


Just install nginx and goaccess like the command below.

$ sudo apt-get install nginx
$ sudo apt-get install goaccess



Here I create a vhost with the direction of the path that I have made above.

$ sudo vim /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/goaccess.conf

server {

        listen 1234;

        server_name goaccess;
        root /apps/monitoring/goaccess;
        index index.html index.htm index.nginx-debian.html;
        location / {
                try_files $uri $uri/ =404;

$ sudo chown www-data.www-data /apps/ -R 

Change Owner and Group to www-data
Change Owner and Group to www-data

$ sudo nginx -t
$ sudo systemctl restart nginx
$ sudo systemctl enable nginx
$ sudo systemctl status nginx 


Next we will parse an access log. Here I already have an access log for example. And parsed with GoAccess to html format which will later be accessed with nginx.

$ sudo goaccess kitska_access.log --log-format=COMBINED -a -o /apps/monitoring/goaccess/report.html


In order to view the generated HTML report, simply navigate to report.html using your web browser.

Report.html GoAccess
Report.html GoAccess

Maybe that's all I can share with you guys, hopefully this article will be useful.

Thank You 

Bangkit Ade Saputra
Bangkit Ade Saputra At the end of the day, my job involves people. we're complicated, we're always changing, we have millions of things going on in our lives, and changing jobs is always a big decision.

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