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bullet Introduction
Analog Analog is a very popular Web Log Analyzer that can be installed directly on a Virtual Private Servers. Analog will analyze your web server logfiles in-place and then create HTML, text, or even e-mail reports of your web site traffic. Our Web Development Team has made Analog freely available for easy installation on all Virtual Private Servers.


bullet Installation
Connect to your Virtual Private Servers via Telnet or SSH, and issue the commands below that match your Virtual Private Servers O/S.


bullet Configuration and Usage
Now that the Analog software is installed, you will need to configure it for your Virtual Private Servers. The Analog configuration file is installed with the Analog software. Do the following, according to your Virtual Private Servers O/S.
  • FreeBSD & Solaris Analog 5.32
    Edit the following lines in the Analog configuration file (~/usr/local/analog/analog.cfg) so that they contain the correct information.

    LOGFILE /usr/local/etc/httpd/logs/access_log
    OUTFILE /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/analog/index.html

The LOGFILE parameter designates the path and filename of the TransferLog file on your Virtual Private Servers. The OUTFILE parameter designates the file that your Virtual Private Servers's web server statistics will be written to. The HOSTNAME paramater indicates the domain name of your Virtual Private Servers.

Analog has already been compiled for your use. All that you need to do once the configuration file is ready is run the Analog program to create an HTML page with your Virtual Private Servers's web statistics.

This will create a page with your Virtual Private Servers's web statistics at the location and filename you specified in the analog.cfg configuration file. According to the configuration above the page with your statistics would be located at:

To have an Analog report regularly e-mailed to you, add something like one of the following lines to your Crontab (the text below should all be placed on a single line):

  • FreeBSD & Solaris
    59 23 * * 7 /usr/local/bin/virtual
    /usr/local/analog/analog +O- +a
    | /usr/bin/mail -s "Weekly Stats" user@YOUR-DOMAIN.NAME

This will cause your Virtual Private Servers to send you an e-mail each Sunday night at 11:59pm containing your Analog analysis report in ASCII format. For more information concerning Analog command line arguments, see the documentation.


bullet Documentation
Documentation will be installed on your Virtual Private Servers when you install Analog. This documenation can be accessed in the following file:


bullet More Information
More information can be found at the Analog web site.


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