What is the best Apache logs Analyzer?
What real-time log analyzer can you suggest for Apache access and error logs?
There is a list of web analytics software on WikiPedia, but it would be great to hear opinions from people with experience without having to try all of them.
Real time log analysis is waay different than real time JS-based tracking. The former is difficult to implement and doesn't scale across multiple instances, and the latter is what Google Analytics uses. If you're looking for a solid Apache logs analyzer, check out Angelfish. http://analytics.angelfishstats.com/
I disagree with the policy of banning all opinion based questions. In many cases an opinion is valuable information, especially if the writer has used more than one product. Rather than ban them, opinion based questions should be flagged as such, and answers held to a different standard.
I was using Urchin before I switched to Google Analyics. The Urchin Project no longer exists.
This is the new alternative to Urchin (open source!) http://piwik.org/log-analytics/
For log analysis, we replaced Urchin with Angelfish: http://analytics.angelfishstats.com/
Matomo (former Piwik) is a good choice (better than awstats, in my opinion)
This is the right link for "Log Analyzer" feature of Piwik: http://piwik.org/log-analytics/
Not necessarily Jay, you can also make Piwik/Matomo crawl your logs. The official manual to do this can be found at https://matomo.org/docs/log-analytics-tool-how-to/