How to configure GeoIP plugin for Plesk AWStats



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    Ehud Ziegelman (Edited )

    Hi Nikita Zubovich,

    Can you please adjust the instructions, for achieveing the GEOIP on AWStats, when the GEOIP databas exists on the server, on *.dat or *.mmdb filetypes?

    Such an adjustment, may relay on:

    STEP 1 – Download and install AWStats
    • login your server as root by Putty
    • change directory and download the archive by copy and paste in Putty
    cd /usr/src

    • now extract the archive, change to the directory and install it
    tar -xvzf ISPConfig_awstats_pkg_beta-3.tar.gz

    cd ISPConfig_awstats_pkg

    • now you can run AWStats to generate the first static-statistic-sites.
    /root/ispconfig/php/php /root/ispconfig/scripts/shell/awstats.php

    STEP 2 – Download and install a geographic localizer for IP´s

    cd /root


    tar xzvf GeoIP.tar.gz

    cd GeoIP-1.4.0



    make check

    make install


    tar xzvf Geo-IP-1.27.tar.gz

    cd Geo-IP-1.27

    perl Makefile.PL


    make test

    make install

    perl -MCPAN -e shell

    install Net::XWhois


    • now you have to change some settings in the AWStats configuration-file
    • open and edit the file /etc/awstats/awstats.shared.conf
    Lang="de" (line 892 - "de" is an example)
    ShowScreenSizeStats=1 (line 1021)
    ShowMiscStats=anjdfrqwp (line 1041)
    LoadPlugin="geoip GEOIP_STANDARD /root/GeoIP-1.4.0/data/GeoIP.dat"(Zeile 1289)

    If you want to use AWStats in applicable extent, you have to copy the javascript to every site on your server and include the following line into your index:

    <script language="javascript" src="/js/awstats_misc_tracker.js"></script>
    <noscript><img src="/js/awstats_misc_tracker.js?nojs=y" height="0" width="0" border="0"style="display: none"></img></noscript>

    You can find the javascript here: /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/tools/awstats-6.5/wwwroot/js

    Run the AWStats-script to create the statistic-files

    /root/ispconfig/php/php /root/ispconfig/scripts/shell/awstats.php
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    First install the software :
    aptitude install geoip-bin
    mkdir /usr/local/share/GeoIP
    cd /usr/local/share/GeoIP
    gunzip GeoLiteCity.dat.gz
    ln -s /usr/local/share/GeoIP/GeoLiteCity.dat /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoIPCity.dat
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