Webstats

WebFaction supports two website statistics tools, AWStats and Webalizer. These tools parse your website log files and generate reports about visits.

AWStats

AWStats is an open source log analyzer.

Installing AWStats

To set up AWStats, follow these steps for each website you want to monitor:

  1. Log in to the control panel.
  2. Click Domains / websites ‣ Applications. The list of applications appears.
  3. Click the Add new application button. The Create a new application form appears.
  4. In the Name field, enter a name for the application.
  5. In the App Category menu, click to select AWStats.
  6. If applicable, in the Machine menu, click to select a web server.
  7. In the Extra info field, enter the name of the website record for which you want to generate reports. For example, if you have a website record named myblog, enter myblog in the Extra info field.
  8. Click the Save button.

The application is installed and added to the list of applications. Reports are generated hourly, and the first results appear in less than one hour. Add the AWStats application to a website record to access the reports on the web.

See also

By default, access to AWStats is unrestricted. To password protect your AWStats application, see Password Protecting a Directory with a Static/CGI/PHP App.

Webalizer

Webalizer is an open source log analyzer.

Installing Webalizer

To set up Webalizer, follow these steps for each website you want to monitor:

  1. Log in to the control panel.
  2. Click Domains / websites ‣ Websites. The list of websites appears.
  3. Click the name of the website for which you want to generate statistics. The site’s details appear.
  4. Click Add an application ‣ Create a new application. The Create a new web app form appears.
  5. In the Name field, enter a name for the application.
  6. In the App category menu, click to select Webalizer.
  7. In the URL field, enter a URL path (for example, /stats).
  8. Click the Save button. The application is installed and added to website’s list of applications.
  9. Click the Save button.

Webalizer soon generates statistics. Access the reports at the domain and URL path you selected.

See also

By default, access to Webalizer is unrestricted. To password protect your Webalizer application, see Password Protecting a Directory with a Static/CGI/PHP App.


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