Here is a nice review of some of the current log analysis tools out there. Most of the Linux hosting companies I have worked with offer Webalizer by default. However after having a fresh look at AWStats I would have to agree that it offers superior reports and interface. This feature comparison says it all. From a reporting perspective I personally would like to see AWStats offered by web hosting companies out of the box (over Webalizer). What do you think?
The main reason Webalizer is preferred by hosting companies is because it is extremely fast and thus minimises load when generating reports for multiple websites on a shared server. Any comments on this? How does AWStats compare here?