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VPS v2: Web Log Analyzer: Log File Analysis Programs

bullet Introduction

No doubt, you are at least curious about the traffic that your web site attracts. More likely, your business depends on obtaining detailed information about your web site traffic, and adapting to that information. Our Virtual Private Server system allows you to easily obtain all the statistical information you need to know about usage of your web site.

The actual data logged in your Virtual Private Server Web Server Log Files can be very confusing. The easiest way to understand them is to use a Log Analysis program.

  • Urchin

    The Urchin Web log Analyzer is an efficient, fast, and easy to use Web log analysis and reporting tool. Urchin installs directly on your Virtual Server and creates HTML-based graphical reports of your Web server traffic. It offers several special features such as multi-language reporting, Virtual Subhosting support, and even E-commerce log reporting.

    NOTE: Urchin is available on the VPS platform only. Due to licensing restrictions, Urchin should not be installed on the MPS platform.

  • Other Unix Software

    There are a number of web server log file analyzing programs available that can be installed directly on a Virtual Private Server. Most of these programs will analyze your web server log files in-place and then create HTML, text, or even E-mail reports of your web server traffic. Our Web Development Team has made several of these available on all Virtual Private Server host machines. They are pre-configured for easy installation, and best of all, hey are completely free of charge.

  • WebTrends Log Analyzer

    WebTrends Log Analyzer produces attractive graphical reports of your web site traffic. It is easy to use since it runs on your own Windows PC. Simply configure it to download your Virtual Private Server log files to your PC automatically and create predefined statistical reports. Those reports can remain on your PC, or be automatically uploaded back to your Virtual Private Server.


bullet Scheduling Analysis Programs to Run Regularly

You will probably want your web server statistical reports to be created regularly. For example, you may want a regular weekly report of activity at your site, or perhaps an E-mail report delivered daily. The Unix Cron utility can be used to automatically run such scheduled processes.

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