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Web Stats (Wusage)

- What is Wusage?
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How do I view my Visitor Stats?
- What does accesses refer to in Wusage reports?
- What do the terms in Wusage refer to?
- Where can I find more information about Wusage v6.0?
- What are Referrer Logs?
- How do I view Referrer Logs?
- Where is my raw access log file?
- When do you trim the raw access log file?
- Where can I find my error log file?

 


Q: What is Wusage?

A: Wusage is a statistics system that helps you determine the true impact of your web server. By measuring the popularity of your documents, as well as identifying the sites that access your server most often, Wusage provides valuable marketing information. By determining the paths your users follow and analyzing the sites from which they come, Wusage helps you find out which outside sites are most important to you. Practically all organizations, whether commercial, educational or nonprofit, need solid numbers to make credible claims about the World Wide Web. Wusage fills that need.

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Q: How do I view my Visitor Stats?

A: One of the directories you will find preinstalled within your www directory is named "wusage". This directory contains the access and stat files for your website. To access your personal wusage directory log onto the Internet with your web browser and go to:
http://www.yourdomain.com/wusage/

The web page displayed will contain all the statistics for your domain for the previous week. The page will also contain a Weekly Reports link which, when accessed, will provide much more detailed statistics including pie charts and graphs. These reports are automatically updated for you daily and are always stored in the same place for easy comparison.

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Q: What does accesses refer to in Wusage reports?

A: An "access" is a single, successful request made by a web browser. Every successful request for any resource on the web server, whether for an image or a document or for another type of information, is regarded as an access.

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Q: What do the terms in Wusage refer to?

A: Below is a list of key references in wusage and their meaning.

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Q: Where can I find more information about Wusage v7.1?

A: Go to the online manual at Boutell.com, Inc. Keep in mind because we run Wusage in a shared hosting environment, and you should only be looking at the information pertaining to the Wusage config file for generating reports.

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Q: What are Referrer Logs?

A: Referrer logs are extra entries in your access-log file telling you what site your visitor came from. By default referrer logs may not be included (depending on your hosting plan), but may be added for a small extra monthly fee. When you add referrer logs we also activate the agent logs for your domain which keeps track of the type of browsers being used to access your web site.

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Q: How do I view Referrer Logs?

A: Referrer Logs become part of your main access log if you have added them as an option. When using Wusage they will show up as [referrer] next to each file name listed on the report and are hyperlinked to provide the information.
Click here to see, how does a referrer log look.

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Q: Where is my raw access log file?

A: Your log file is  /home/www/logs/yourname-access-log
You have also a symbolic link in your home dir called access-log.
You can download your access log via FTP by retrieving this link as file.

You can also download your access log from your web control panel.
--> Site Reports --> Raw Access Logs

Detailed informations about your access log, like log format etc. are available here.

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Q: When do you trim the raw access log file?

A: The raw access logs are trimmed every Monday at 2:20am.

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Q: Where can I find my error log file?

A: There is a small extra charge for the error log feature.
Once the error logging is activated you have the symbolic link error-logs in your home directory.
Wusage doesn't parse this log file. You have to install your own web log analysis script or just download the file to your home computer.

If you wish to download it you can do this from your web control panel.
--> Site Reports --> Error Logs

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