CowAxess - GoAccess for Windows

CowAxess is a GoAccess implementation for Windows systems. It is a packaging of GoAccess, Cygwin and many other related tools to make it a complete and ready-to-use solution for real-time web log analysis.

GoAccess is an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal or through your browser. It provides fast and valuable HTTP statistics for system administrators. Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows. It consists of a DLL (Cygwin1.dll), which emulates substantial Linux API functionality, and a collection of tools.


Supported platforms: Vista/2008(R2)/7/8/2012(R2)/2016/10/2019

CowAxess comes as a zip archive containing a Nullsoft Installer package, which will extract contents to a directory and create a shorcut (portable mode). Unzip the downloaded file and run the installer :

  1. Click Next at Welcome-page
  2. View license agreement.
  3. Specify an installation location.
  4. Installation starts. By clicking 'Details' button, you can get more detailed information about installation.

You're DONE!  CowAxess is installed on your machine.


 Uninstallation is no more than removing the directory itself.



A Bash/Mintty terminal environment can be started via the cowaxess.cmd file at the root of the installation directory.


GoAccess Get Started page is a nice starter. In short:

Terminal output goaccess <em>access.log</em> -c
Static HTML output goaccess <em>access.log</em> -o report.html --log-format=COMBINED
Real-time HTML output goaccess <em>access.log</em> -o /var/www/html/report.html --log-format=COMBINED --real-time-html


GoAccess is very powerful and flexible. Check man page, Github or  FAQs for more information.

CowAxess 1.4.0

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CowAxess 1.3.0

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CowAxess 1.2.0

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