Archives / 2012 / January
  • Getting AWStats installed and configured on IIS 7.5

    One of things I’ve wanted to evaluate is AWStats for doing analytics on a variety of sites I run. AWStats ( is a free Open Source (Perl based) package. One of the things I couldn't find that covered the steps to get IIS 7.5 up and running.  I’m still working on a few config items within AWStats, which if you have suggestions, please let me know.

    Here is the order of what I did to get my server up and running. I’ll assume you have a Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 server with IIS Installed.   If you have any further questions, comments please feel free to add to the article. 


    • Download, Install ActivePerl
    • Download AWStats
    • Setup DNS (Optional)
    • Setup IIS Site
    • Configure App Pool as 32 bit
    • Setup Perl Handler, approve isapi
    • Setup AWStats conf files.
    • Enable frequent updates
    • Misc things