Problems with Awstats


Does Awstats not work with Dreamhost? I tried installing it, and can run it from the CLI over SSH, but when I try to access, I get a 500 error.


Yes, AWStats works on Dreamhost, but it takes a lot of fiddling to get the web interface to work in a shared environment. AWStat’s default setup instructions are designed for sysadmins with root access.

I’ve created a repo that sets up AWStats for use on Dreamhost – it’s not quite a “one click” install, but it is close. You could try using that directly, or use it as a model to build your own setup (the main trick is the symlinks and shim script in cgi-bin). It is still rough around the edges, so questions/comments are welcome: