How do I disable Webalizer?
Webalizer is a program which analyzes and generates statistics and reports about your webserver’s logs. It can be massively useful or it can be massively problematic. Very large log files can cause problems, and webalizer itself can cause problems even when not configured to process any log files.
Because of this it’s often necessary to disable it from running, as it can cause your server to hang.
1) Uninstall – Webalizer is a package which you can view in Webmin. Login to Webmin and click System > Software Packages and search for “webalizer”. You can uninstall webalizer completely from here.
2) Disable Cron – If you just want to disable it from running without uninstalling it, remove the cron entry under /etc/cron.daily – it may be called “00webalizer”.
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