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Website Statistics

Web/FTP Stats

Web/FTP Statistics Icon The Web / FTP Statistics area presents you with a wide variety of information about your web site, from the latest visitors to a detailed monthly summary of hits, as well as providing an error log. Use the Statistics tools to keep track of what pages are being visited most often, and where they are being referred from.

For more information about exactly what these web site statistics mean, refer to the following excellent articles:

Analog

The Analog reporting tool presents a comprehensive coverage of web server statistics available for your web site using CPanel. Refer to the following links for more information about the Analog tool:

To use the Analog tool:

1. Click on the Analog link in the Web/FTP Stats area.
2. Click on the month that you are interested in.
3. You are now presented with the Web Server Statistics page for your web site. You can browse the report online, or print it for more detailed perusal offline. Take your time - there is a lot of information available.

Awstats

The Awstats reporting tool combines a comprehensive coverage of web server statistics available for your web site with very attractive reporting pages. Refer to the Awstats home page for more information about Awstats.

To use Awstats:

1. Click on the Awstats link in the Web/FTP Stats area.
2. Browse the results.

Webalizer

The Webalizer tool creates a graphical summary display of usage of your site. This is useful to give you a quick and clear overview of your web site activity. Refer to the Webalizer home page for more information about Awstats.

To use Webalizer:

1. Click on the Webalizer link in the Web/FTP Stats area.
2. Browse the results.

Latest visitors

This quick tool lists the last 300 visitors that have visited your site in the last 24 hours. Note that visitors are defined as requests from servers, not individual people.

To view the most recent visitors:

1. Click on the Latest Visitors link in the Web/FTP Stats area.
2. Browse the results. You can click on the Referrer link to open the referring site page, or click on the URL link to open the file that was requested.

Bandwidth

The Bandwidth tool generates an overall summary of the amount of bandwidth that your site is using. This is generated from HTTP traffic (looking at your web site, downloading files, etc.) and possibly FTP traffic. However, this does not include any other type of traffic, the most notable of which is POP3 - e-mail. Depending on what files you send and receive through e-mail, this amount could be considerable. Contact your hosting administrator if you want to check how much bandwidth you are using.

To check how much bandwidth is being used:

1. Click on the Bandwidth link in the Web/FTP Stats area.
2. Browse the results.

Error Log

The error log contains all HTTP errors that occur when visitors attempt to view your site, such as requested files not found, etc. The Error Log tool is a presentation of the last 300 entries in your error log. A central use of this tool is to locate suspicious server activity, such as attempted virus attacks. Please contact your hosting administrator if you have concerns about activity in your error logs.

To check your error log:

1. Click on the Error Log link in the Web/FTP Stats area.
2. Browse the results.

Raw Access Logs

Raw Access Logs Icon You can download the raw access logs that contain all the recorded hit information that your site has received. These logs are only really useful if you have a preferred reporting tool that you prefer to use, rather than the variety of reporting tools presented in this section.

To download the raw access logs:

1. Click on the Raw Access Logs button on the home page.
2. Save the file to disk.
Note: The access logs are in .gz (GZIP compression) format.

Raw Log Manager

Raw Log Manager Icon Raw access logs contain all the recorded hit information that your site has received. You can set the Raw Log Manager to archive this information every month and/or delete the previous month's log at the end of every month. The following options are available:

  • Archive Logs in your home directory at the end of each month - Save the raw access logs in a compressed file in your home directory at the end of every month.
  • Remove the previous month's archived logs from your home directory at the end of each month - Delete last month's archived file at the end of each month.


To set the Raw Log Manager:

1. Click on the Raw Log Manager button on the home page.
2. Click on the required tick boxes to set the Raw Log Manager.
3. Click on the Save button.

Downloading archived log files

If you have activated the Raw Log Manager, you can download the compressed log files currently available on your web site.

To download an archived log file:

1. Click on the Raw Log Manager button on the home page.
2. Click on the required log file and save it to your machine.

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