(if you use a package provided with a Linux distribution or Windows installer, step 1 might have already been done; if you don't know, you can run this step again) After downloading and extracting the AWStats package, you should run the awstats_script to do several setup actions.
You will find it in the AWStats tools directory (If using the Windows installer, the script is automatically launched): A) awstats_tries to determine your current log format from your Apache web server configuration file (it asks for the path if not found).
If you use a common log, awstats_will suggest changing it to the NCSA combined/XLF/ELF format (you can use your own custom log format but this predefined log format is often the best choice and makes setup easier).
If you answer yes, awstats_will modify your httpd.conf, changing the following directive: from Custom Log /yourlogpath/yourlogfile common to Custom Log /yourlogpath/yourlogfile combined See the Apache manual for more information on this directive (possibly installed on your server as
I did get one error whilst trying to do what some one else suggested, i enabled the update awstats link, when clicked it said about access or combined logs, i had it set to access, so changed to combined, the erro what, then said about 0 logs curropt...