Goaccess helps you to quickly put together a dashboard based on Nginx (and many other web servers) access logs.
This solution is very neat as there is no need to run any frameworks for UI, no charting library plugin etc.
Goaccess can parse the access logs, calculate the HTTP stats based on every log entry and generate a self contained .html file. As a bonus it als allows csv, json exports
Docker command to generate a on-demand one time access log report
cat access.log | docker run --rm -i -e LANG=$LANG allinurl/goaccess -a -o html --log-format COMBINED - > report.html
Docker command for real-time report
cat access.log | docker run -p 7890:7890 --rm -i -e LANG=$LANG allinurl/goaccess -a -o html --log-format COMBINED --real-time-html - > report.html
There is much more to Goaccess, In this story I just wanted to share my enthusiasm in using this cool piece of OSS.
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