Fork me on GitHub

What is it?

GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems. It provides fast and valuable HTTP statistics for system administrators that require a visual server report on the fly.

web log analyzer - goaccess


GoAccess parses the specified web log file and outputs the data to the X terminal.

  • General Statistics, bandwidth, etc.
  • Time taken to serve the request (useful to track pages that are slowing down your site)
  • Top Visitors
  • Requested files
  • Requested static files, images, swf, js, etc.
  • 404 or Not Found
  • Hosts, Reverse DNS, IP Location
  • Operating Systems
  • Browsers and Spiders
  • Referring Sites
  • Referrers URLs
  • Keyphrases
  • Geo Location - Continents/Countries
  • HTTP Status Codes
  • Ability to output JSON and CSV
  • Different Color Schemes
  • Support for IPv6
  • Output statistics to HTML. See report.
Nearly all web log formats...

GoAccess allows any custom log format string. Predefined options include, but not limited to:

  • Common Log Format (CLF) Apache
  • Combined Format (XLF/ELF) Apache|Nginx
  • W3C format (IIS)
  • Amazon CloudFront (Download Distribution).
  • Apache virtual hosts

Why GoAccess?

The main idea behind GoAccess is being able to quickly analyze and view web server statistics in real time without having to generate an HTML report. Although it is possible to generate an HTML, JSON, CSV report, by default it outputs to a terminal.

You can see it more as a monitor command tool than anything else.

How fast is it?

Check the benchmark for more details Benchmark

How can I report a bug?

If you think the application is not working properly or behaving strangely, please drop me an email with details on how to replicate the behavior. If you think it is easier to send a snapshot showing the actual result, please do so.


Latest stable release 0.7.1 - 2014-02-17

Download v0.7.1