Article ID: 1776, created on Apr 3, 2007, last review on Oct 13, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk for Windows


Custom changes to AWStats setting need to be made, but Plesk keeps overwriting them.


Settings overwriting can be prevented by configuring the domain configuration file located in %plesk_dir%Additional\AWStats\wwwroot\cgi-bin\

The file name is similar to awstats.<domain name>.conf where <domain name> is a name of a domain. Changes made to this file will permanently configure web statistics on the domain.
Note: All changes made in awstats.<domain name>.conf on domain level in %plesk_vhosts%<domain name>\statistics\webstat\AWStats\wwwroot\cgi-bin\ will be overwritten by the file from %plesk_dir%Additional\AWStats\wwwroot\cgi-bin\

But there is a list of parameters that are required by Plesk and will be overwritten in any case:

LogType, LogFormat, SiteDomain, HostAliases, DNSLookup, DirData, DirCgi, DirIcons, SaveDatabaseFilesWithPermissionsForEveryone, DefaultFile, LogFile, HTMLEndSection

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