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WUSAGE Stats + access-log info
Posted by SITEWORKS SYS on 11 November 2005 06:51 AM

Traffic analysis features

After your site is operational, you’ll want to know how active it is, how much traffic it is attracting; where the visitors are coming from, and other such statistics which you can evaluate. Your domain includes Wusage 8 which is web log analysis software that provides summary information. For a manual including samples of reports please visit http://www.boutell.com/wusage.

If you would like to see domain names in your wusage and other programs rather than just IP numbers, put an empty file in your wusage directory called dns (no extensions). This will act as a switch and reverse authentication will be activated for the domain.

Raw Access Logs:Access logs show you in text format where accesses to your page are coming from. Each line will show what IP address the visitor was using while accessing your web site, at what time they came, and to what page. Each domain we host can also have "extended referrer logging" at no additional cost. This provides more extensive information as to what other sites or search engines were used to get to your site by the user. You can find this file named access-log (deleted then updated every Sunday for the prior week) if you FTP into your Home Directory. Download this file and open it in any word processor or text editor such as NotePad to see exactly what files were accessed, what domain the visitor came from, the dates and times of each visit, etc.

If desired, you may obtain a 3rd party software program for complex log analysis.

Using Wusage to estimate your monthly traffic:
As we said earlier, Wusage statistics are updated every Sunday. However, monthly traffic figures are used to determine if any overcharges will be billed to your account. Here’s a way for you to determine your monthly usage.
Go to http:///your-domain-here.com/wusage.

A Calendar of Reports will be displayed as shown below. Below, click on week 26 and you will be taken to a page which contains weekly traffic figures. Copy down the number in the table that corresponds to Overall Accesses/Bytes, which in this example is 1,150,159,968 (1.15 gigabytes). If you do the same for all the weeks in the calendar month and add the figures together you'll arrive at a close aproximation of your traffic for that month.

Web Server Statistics

Calendar of Reports

Quarter 1Â
January
00010203040506
0107080910111213
0214151617181920
0321222324252627
0428293031
February
04010203
0504050607080910
0611121314151617
0718192021222324
0825262728
March
08010203
0904050607080910
1011121314151617
1118192021222324
1225262728293031
Quarter 2Â
April
1301020304050607
1408091011121314
1515161718192021
1622232425262728
172930
May
170102030405
1806070809101112
1913141516171819
2020212223242526
212728293031
June
210102
2203040506070809
2310111213141516
2417181920212223
2524252627282930
Quarter 3Â
July
2601020304050607
2708091011121314
2815161718192021
2922232425262728
30293031
August
3001020304
3105060708091011
3212131415161718
3319202122232425
34262728293031
September
3401
3502030405060708
3609101112131415
3716171819202122
3823242526272829
3930
Quarter 4Â
October
39010203040506
4007080910111213
4114151617181920
4221222324252627
4328293031
November
43010203
4404050607080910
4511121314151617
4618192021222324
47252627282930
December
4701
4802030405060708
4909101112131415
5016171819202122
5123242526272829
523031
Produced by Wusage 7.0


Week of 7/1/2001 to 7/7/2001

Important Totals
Â

Item
Accesses
Bytes
Visits
Charts
Overall Accesses
20,055
1,150,159,968
12,967
View Chart
Home Page Accesses
2,743
1,675,954
4,897
View Chart

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