is a very powerful stats program that can tell you a lot about who is
viewing your web site, and how they are finding it.
can view your stats at your admin page - click the "stats"
link under the user list.
you would like the actual numbers from the bar charts, simply
"mouse-over" the bar and the number will appear.
is a description of the terms used on your stats page.
Feel free to
if you have any other questions.
Any request made to the server which
is logged, is considered a 'hit'. The requests can be for anything...
html pages, graphic images, audio files, CGI scripts, etc... Each valid
line in the server log is counted as a hit. This number represents the
total number of requests that were made to the server during the
specified report period.
Some requests made to the server,
require that the server then send something back to the requesting
client, such as a html page or graphic image. When this happens, it is
considered a 'file' and the files
total is incremented. The relationship between 'hits' and 'files' can be
thought of as 'incoming requests' and 'outgoing responses'.
Pages are, well, pages! Generally, any
HTML document, or anything that generates an HTML document, would be
considered a page. This does not include the other stuff that goes into
a document, such as graphic images, audio clips, etc... This number represents the number of
'pages' requested only, and does not include the other 'stuff' that is
in the page. What actually constitutes a 'page' can vary from server to server. The default action is to treat anything with the
extension '.htm', '.html' or '.cgi' as a page. A lot of sites will
probably define other extensions, such as '.phtml', '.php3' and '.pl' as
pages as well. Some people consider this number as the number of 'pure'
hits... I'm not sure if I totally agree with that viewpoint. Some other
programs (and people :) refer to this as 'Pageviews'.
Each request made to the server comes
from a unique 'site', which can be referenced by a name or ultimately,
an IP address. The 'sites' number shows how many unique IP addresses
made requests to the server during the reporting time period. This DOES
NOT mean the number of unique individual users (real people) that
visited, which is impossible to determine using just logs and the HTTP
protocol (however, this number might be about as close as you will get).
Whenever a request is made to the
server from a given IP address (site), the amount of time since a
previous request by the address is calculated (if any). If the time
difference is greater than a pre-configured 'visit timeout' value (or
has never made a request before), it is considered a 'new visit', and
this total is incremented (both for the site, and the IP address). The
default timeout value is 30 minutes (can be changed), so if a user
visits your site at 1:00 in the afternoon, and then returns at 3:00, two
visits would be registered.
The KBytes (kilobytes) value shows the
amount of data, in KB, that was sent out by the server during the
specified reporting period. This value is generated directly from the
log file, so it is up to the web server to produce accurate numbers in
the logs (some web servers do stupid things when it comes to reporting
the number of bytes). In general, this should be a fairly accurate
representation of the amount of outgoing traffic the server had,
regardless of the web servers reporting quirks.
Note: A kilobyte is 1024 bytes, not
Top Entry and Exit Pages
The Top Entry and Exit tables give a
rough estimate of what URL's are used to enter your site, and what the
last pages viewed are. Because of limitations in the HTTP protocol, log
rotations, etc... this number should be considered a good "rough
guess" of the actual numbers, however will give a good indication
of the overall trend in where users come into, and exit, your site.