How to use docker compose to setup AWStats

Have added changes to incorporate both generating AWStats logs and starting up AWStats service in a single docker compose file at KarMeng / docker_awstats — Bitbucket

Sample docker compose for AWStats

This is an easy and simple example that beginners can use to generate web statistics using AWStats.

Required softwares:
Hashicorp Vagrant 2.4.1
Oracle VirtualBox 7.0.14

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ElasticSearch 8.12 kibana cluster using vagrant and docker compose

– VirtualBox 7.0.14
– Vagrant 2.4.1
– Windows 10 or better OS
– 16GB RAM (10GB RAM are required for creating ElasticSearch with kibana; 1GB and 2 x ElasticSearch node; 4GB each, rest of the RAM for VM host OS)

There are 2 layers of virtualization, first the Virtual Box, then the docker engine running in the Virtual Box VM running on Ubuntu 20.04 focal.

Orchestration used in the host OS level; Windows 10 are the hashicorp vagrant. The vagrant is used to configure the VM Ubuntu OS to be configured to run properly configured docker and Ubuntu 20.04.

Then docker compose v2 are used to create the ElasticSearch 8.12 cluster or stack.

The downside of this example, vagrant up needs to be run initially to configure the VM Ubuntu 20.04 OS. I have yet to discover if Vagrant has the ability to bootstrap grub and configuring the sysctl to allow the docker engine to run properly with the ElasticSearch 8.12 stack.

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How to use Hashicorp Vagrant to quickstart GitLab docker compose sample

The code of the project is available at chowkarmeng/vagrant_gitlab (, the docker compose is based on the sample provided in GitLab Docker images | GitLab

The improvement done was to change the folder sync for virtual box into docker volumes.

First, git clone the repository

Fire up the quickstart by running “vagrant up” in the localdev

The process will take hours depending on the speed of your computer and speed of your internet connection.

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Vagrant to orchestrate ubuntu in VirtualBox installing boto3 and Ansible

At the time of this post, the compatibility matrix of vagrant and VirtualBox is as follows:

Vagrant versionVirtualBox version
Vagrant and Virtualbox compatibility matrix

Unfortunately, Vagrant 2.4.0 does not work well with VirtualBox 7.0

This post was created using Vagrant 2.3.7 and VirtualBox 7.0.10

To make Vagrant possible, after installing the Vagrant from hashicorp webpage, a Vagrant file needs to be created. The most basic file that needs to exist in your Vagrant to work is a folder with Vagrantfile

Additional post start up scripts to complete the installations that are used in this example are,, and

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