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How to use log programs in cPanel

This article describes the log programs available in cPanel for your web site, how to enable them, and how to view their information.

cPanel's log programs

Depending upon the type of A2 Hosting account that you have, cPanel offers up to three log programs for viewing site statistics:

  • Analog
  • AWStats
  • Webalizer

Each of these log programs displays various statistics for your web site in different ways; which program you use is a matter of personal preference.

Choosing a log program

Before you use a log program to view site statistics, make sure the log program is enabled in cPanel.

When a log program is enabled for the first time, it takes 48 hours for the server to complete initial log file processing.
Paper Lantern theme

To enable a log program in the Paper Lantern cPanel theme, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the METRICS section, click Metrics Editor.
  3. On the Metrics Editor page, select the check box for the log program that you want to use for your web site. (You can select more than one log program if you want.)
  4. Click Save.
x3 theme

To enable a log program in the x3 cPanel theme, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the Logs section of the cPanel home screen, click Choose Log Programs.
  3. Select the check box for the log program that you want to use for your web site.
  4. Click Save.

Analog

The Analog reporting program combines comprehensive coverage of web server statistics for your web site.

To view Analog statistics, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the METRICS (Paper Lantern) or Logs (x3) section of the cPanel home screen, click Analog Stats.
  3. Click the magnifying glass icon to view statistics for the domain that you want.
  4. Click the month and year that you want to view.

 

Awstats

The Awstats reporting program combines comprehensive coverage of web server statistics for your web site with attractive reporting pages.

To view Awstats statistics, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the METRICS (Paper Lantern) or Logs (x3) section of the cPanel home screen, click Awstats.
  3. Click the magnifying glass icon to view statistics for the domain that you want.
  4. Select the month and year that you want to view, and then click OK.

Webalizer

The Webalizer reporting program combines comprehensive coverage of web server statistics for your web site.

To view Webalizer statistics, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the METRICS (Paper Lantern) or Logs (x3) section of the cPanel home screen, click Webalizer.
  3. Click the magnifying glass icon to view statistics for the domain that you want.

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