Awstat consumes 97% cpu and gets killed

I was following step by step to install AWStats.

When I got up to the step:

perl /home/yourusername/awstats/tools/ -update
-awstatsprog=/home/yourusername/awstats/cgi-bin/ -dir=/home/yourusername/

(obviously I customized it), i found that it spiked up to 96% CPU, with logresolvemerge spiking up to 40% and dreamhost automatically killed the process.

That’s some crazy CPU usage!

Did I do something wrong?

It should not take that much CPU resource.

Btw, you need to specify the file path to perl like /usr/local/bin/perl.

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My awstatus package runs a bit differently. I have one with instructions at: