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 (www.awstats.org) 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