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12-6-03, 04:34 PM
This subject is totally foreign to me. I can't understand the stats that are genetated by the stats program that is running now (Webalizer), and I ask myself if changing to this program will help me any in that respect. I do know that there is information all over the place about reading the stats from Webalizer but I don't understand what is being said most of the time. Is there anyone around that can tell me how to read the program I am using now?
The other alternative is to install the new one. Well I understood most of the instructions except the
"Replace u/username in the above line with the
correct username path for your account. That path can be found
in Member Operations (http://ops.powweb.com) in the "HTTP
(Website)" area, under the "Packages" tab."
What does the u/ in u/username stand for. Go ahead call me dumb, it<s not obvious when you don<t know what your looking at.
If you'll follow the link given in the instructions, you'll see that your package has a directory path on the server that contains the string /u/username where "username" is your account's username and "u" is the first letter of that username. So for example if your username was brian2003, it would be /b/brian2003.
What in particular do you need to learn about?
12-6-03, 07:17 PM
Oh thank God there are angels; even in cyber space. Thanks for this to start with thanks.
Oh no I should ask, does there a great difference between Webalizer and the other new stats program that is being talked about (sorry I forgot it's name and don't know exactly how to go get it right now starts with AW???). Is it best for me to stay with Webalizer and find out how to use it before I wrestle with the set up of another program, or do you believe it would be a wise move to install the other program now and deactivate Webalizer now???
The million dollar question.
Ok and thanks a million for your answer.
I think awstats beats Webalizer hands-down. I love it. However, with all of these server-side analyzers the best you can get is a summary of activity for a month or sometimes a week. If you want to ask questions such as "how many people went from page A to page B between October 10 and November 23, then you need to download your access logs and use a standalone analysis tool.
12-7-03, 03:00 PM
I think that I will be staying with Webalizer for at least another month or so, or until I feel confident in switching programs (I have a lot of work to do and it takes me a lot of brain power to switch this type of thing around). The information you have given me will help me make the transition from one program to the other but I still need to understand the terminologies of these statistics (ie. Daily Avg. : Hits, Files, Pages, Visites; Monthly Totales : Sites, KBytes, Visites, Pages, Files, Hits).
In principle I understand the words; it's just there definition that evades me.
12-7-03, 03:54 PM
I don't know if I should continue sending questions in the forum or if you would prefer to have me ask you questions directly?, as I just post whenever a question comes to mind.
The last such incedent occured just moments ago and consited of a question that went something like this: I have notices that the webstates is not on a password protected or secure page; is there something I can do about that?
These might help you understand the terminology better
Webalizer Quick Help (http://www.mrunix.net/webalizer/webalizer_help.html)
Awstats Glossary (http://awstats.sourceforge.net/docs/awstats_glossary.html)
By using .htaccess / .htpasswd files you can password protect your stats. You can find tutorials on how to set these up at the Users Help Site (http://help.powweb.com/)
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