goaccess live webserver stats on hippie hosting

I just installed the GoAccess apache log processing application on the Hippie Hosting Co-op server, giving users a way to watch the stats for their sites in realtime, without having to rely on privacy-invading analytics bugging software. This software works on the command line, so just SSH into your account and type:

goaccess -f statistics/logs/access_log

That tells goaccess to load with the logfile at the specified location. You can feed it other logfiles, but the default one for a Hippie Hosting account should be at statistics/logs/access_log.

It will prompt you for the type of log file. Select NCSA Combined (arrow-down, hit enter to select, then F10 to continue. yeah. intuitive software…)

It’ll give you something like this, updating live: