Using Urchin with Plesk PSA 5.0

Note: the following information has been provided by Plesk technical personnel.


Log into your PSA interface as Admin and select the Extras button. This takes you to and allows to know that you are the Admin of a PSA license. Under the Server Tools tab you will see the Urchin offering. Below are some additional instructions that you will need when installing Urchin:

For PSA 5.0 only

  • Use Urchin install instructions found at
  • PSA log rotation feature should be turned off
  • Configure and use Urchin log archiving/deleting
Everything in Urchin should be set as described in documentation with only one difference - Log File path should point to /path/to/vhosts/ and if ssl is enabled, /path/to/vhosts/ .processed files are created by PSA statistics utility (after calculations by internal PSA stats) and processing should be scheduled to run daily at 5:00am

Here are some examples:

  • If you are running the standard version of PSA, your path will be /usr/local/psa/home/vhosts/DOMAIN.NAME/logs/access_log.processed
  • If you are running the RPM version of PSA, your path will be /home/httpd/vhosts/DOMAIN.NAME/logs/access_log.processed
  • If you began using PSA version 1.3.x and have upgraded to PSA version 5.x, your path will be /usr/local/plesk/apache/vhosts/DOMAIN.NAME/logs/access_log.processed

Affiliate Program Info

Please note that if your server is registered with (and you join the Affiliate Program), your account will be credited with an amount equal to 10% of the amount you pay for the Urchin Solution.