Call Center Stats Lite Installation



Asternic Call Center Stats Lite is on open source queue reporting solution for the Asterisk© PBX. In order to use the software you must have a working Asterisk PBX, and you should be using queues with it.

These install instructions apply to the Lite version. If you want to install the PRO version, please follow this guide instead.


In order to correctly use the software, you must have a Linux server with MySQL, PHP and a web server with the corresponding PHP modules or hooks installed. Basically what is called a LAMP stack.

If you use the FreePBX distro or Issabel, those requirements are already met.


This application will expose call activity data and does not have any kind of user authentication or authorization built in. You must protect the web access via means of HTTP Basic Auth (.htaccess) or similar if your web server is publicly accesible. For a hardened reporting solution please look at Asternic Call Center Stats PRO.


Download the software

cd /usr/src

Extract files

tar zvxf asternic-stats-1.8.tgz
cd asternic-stats

Create a MySQL database

In order to create the MySQL database you must know the MySQL root password beforehand. If you do not know the password you will have to figure out, some common passwords on some distros could be just an empty string, the word ‘passw0rd’ or ‘eLaStIx.2oo7’.

mysqladmin -u root -p create qstatslite

Create database tables

mysql -u root -p qstatslite < sql/qstats.sql

Create MySQL user and GRANT permissions

mysql -u root -p -e "CREATE USER 'qstatsliteuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED by 'somepassword'"
mysql -u root -p -e "GRANT select,insert,update,delete ON qstatslite.* TO qstatsliteuser"

Copying Files

Once your Move the html directory to Apache DocumentRoot:

mv /usr/src/asternic-stats/html /var/www/html/queue-stats

Move the parselog directory to its new home:

mv /usr/src/asternic-stats/parselog /usr/local/parseloglite


The software has two components, the web application itself, and the log parser. Both have a configuration file that needs to be populated with correct credentials for your particular server/installation.

Web Application

Open /var/www/html/queue-stats/config.php with your favorite text editor to set authenticate information for the database:

$dbhost = 'localhost';
$dbname = 'qstatslite';
$dbuser = 'qstatsliteuser';
$dbpass = 'somepassword';
$manager_host = '';
$manager_user = 'admin';
$manager_secret = 'admin';
$language = 'es';

You must set the correct MySQL user and password in the dbuser and dbpass variables, and you must set the correct Asterisk Manager user and secret in manager_user and manager_secret variables. You can find your manager password by looking at the /etc/asterisk/manager.conf under the secret configuration header.

Log Parser

Open /usr/local/parseloglite/config.php and set correct MySQL credentials ($dbuser and $dbpass):

$queue_log_dir = '/var/log/asterisk/';
$queue_log_file = 'queue_log';
$dbhost = 'localhost';
$dbname = 'qstatslite';
$dbuser = 'qstatsliteuser';
$dbpass = 'somepassword' 

You will have to set the correct MySQL user and password again in this file.

Parsing Logs

Create a cron job to parse data from queue_log and populate the database:

crontab -e

And type this in your cronjob file:

0 * * * * php -q /usr/local/parseloglite/parselog.php convertlocal

You can save it by pressing “:x”

Finally, you can see the statistics and reports with your browser from http://ip.asterisk/queue-stats