WUSAGE Stats + access-log info
Posted by SITEWORKS SYS on 11 November 2005 06:51 AM
Traffic analysis features
After your site is operational, youâ€™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:
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
Week of 7/1/2001 to 7/7/2001