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I. THE REPORTS
The primary WebLog access report provides the following information:
A. Long-Term Statistics
1. Monthly Statistics: An overview of site activity (number
of hits, number of bytes transferred, and approximate number
of visitors) per month for each month since you started
2. Daily Statistics (Past Five Weeks): An overview of site
activity per day for the past five weeks.
3. Day of Week Statistics: An overview of site activity by
4. Hourly Statistics: An overview of site activity by hour of
5. “Record Book”: A simple listing of the days on which your
site had the most hits, transferred the most data and saw
the most visitors.
Each of the “Long-Term Statistics” reports (except the “record
book,” of course) lists four pieces of information: Hits,
Bytes, Visits and PViews. The number of “hits” is the total
number of files requested from the server. For example, if a
visitor loads a page which includes four inline graphics, a
total of five hits will be recorded in the access log. The
number of bytes represents the total amount of information
transferred by the server in filling those requests. (Note that
WebLog automatically factors in a bit extra in its calculations
to allow for the fact that “header” information — which is not
recorded in the server access log — is sent by the server along
with each file.) The number of “visits” is an approximation of
the number of actual individual visitors to your Web site. This
is only a *very* rough approximation, and should be regarded as
such. The number of “pview” shows the number of Web pages
viewed by your visitors. Each of the “Long-Term Statistics”
reports also includes a simple “bar graph” representation; the
graph can be configured to reflect whichever of the four items
you’re most interested in being able to track “at a glance.”
B. Statistics for The Current Month
1. Top N Files by Number of Hits (optional): A list of the
pages most frequently requested.
2. Top N Files by Volume (optional): A list of the pages which
resulted in the greatest number of bytes transferred.
3. Complete File Statistics (optional): A list of all pages
accessed in the current calendar month, with the date of
last access, number of times requested, and total number of
4. Top N Most Frequently Requested 404 Files (optional): A
list of the pages people are requesting most often which
don’t actually exist on your site.
5. Complete 404 File Not Found Statistics (optional): A
complete list of those nonexistent files.
6. Top 25 “Entrance” Pages (optional): A list of the pages
most often seen first by visitors to your site.
7. Complete “Entrance” Page List (optional): The complete
version of the above list.
8. Top 25 “Exit” Pages (optional): A list of the pages most
often seen last by visitors to your site.
9. Complete “Exit” Page List (optional): The complete version
of the above list.
10. User ID Statistics (optional): A complete list of user IDs
(and the associated second-level domains) utilized by the
visitors to your Web site. Note that this report can, of
course, only be generated if at least part of your Web site
is password protected through your server’s default system.
11. “Top Level” Domains: A breakdown of how many visits you’ve
had from each type of domain (.com, .net, .edu, etc.)
12. Top N Domains by Number of Hits (optional): A list of the
IP addresses (domains) from which people have visited your
site most often.
13. Top N Domains by Volume (optional): A list of the IP
addresses from which people have requested the greatest
amount of information.
14. Complete Domain Statistics (optional): A complete list of
the IP addresses from which people have visited your site
since the beginning of the current calendar month.
Each of the “Current Month” reports resets automatically at the
beginning of each month. This allows you to easily keep track
of things while preventing the report file from reaching too
ridiculous a size over time.