* Bananic's Website Statistics is included with all web hosting
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- Web Statistics
You may view your hits statistics for your website in the section. You
will be able to view the following:
- Your website's monthly visitors access summary.
- Your website's daily visitors access summary.
- Your website's hourly visitors access summary.
- Your website's access by country.
- The most accessed file on your website.
- The most bandwidth consuming file on your website.
- The webserver responce code. (eg. error 404, file not found, etc.)
- Yearly Summary
The yearly (index) report shows statistics for a 12 month period, and links to
- Monthly Summary
The monthly report has detailed statistics for that month with additional links
to any URL's and referrers found. The various totals shown are explained as below.
Hits: Any request made to the server which
is logged, is considered a 'hit'. The requests can be for anything... html pages,
graphic images, audio files, CGI scripts, etc... Each valid line in the server
log is counted as a hit. This number represents the total number of requests that
were made to the server during the specified report period.
Files: Some requests made to the server, require
that the server then send something back to the requesting client, such as a html
page or graphic image. When this happens, it is considered a 'file' and the files
total is incremented. The relationship between 'hits' and 'files' can be thought
of as 'incoming requests' and 'outgoing responses'.
Pages: Pages are, well, pages! Generally,
any HTML document, or anything that generates an HTML document, would be considered
a page. This does not include the other stuff that goes into a document, such
as graphic images, audio clips, etc... This number represents the number of 'pages'
requested only, and does not include the other 'stuff' that is in the page.
Sites: Each request made to the server comes
from a unique 'site' (or person), which can be referenced by a name or ultimately,
an IP address. The 'sites' number shows how many unique IP addresses made requests
to the server during the reporting time period. This DOES NOT mean the number
of unique individual users (real people) that visited, which is impossible to
determine using just logs and the HTTP protocol (however, this number might be
about as close as you will get).
Visits: Whenever a request is made to the
server from a given IP address (site), the amount of time since a previous request
by the address is calculated (if any). If the time difference is greater than
a pre-configured 'visit timeout' value (or has never made a request before), it
is considered a 'new visit', and this total is incremented (both for the site,
and the IP address). The timeout value for our servers is 30 minutes, so if a
user visits your site at 1:00 in the afternoon, and then returns at 3:00, two
visits would be registered.
KBytes: The KBytes (kilobytes) value shows
the amount of data, in KB, that was sent out by the server during the specified
reporting period. This value is generated directly from the log file, so it is
up to the web server to produce accurate numbers in the logs (some web servers
do stupid things when it comes to reporting the number of bytes). In general,
this should be a fairly accurate representation of the amount of outgoing traffic
the server had, regardless of the web servers reporting quirks. (A kilobyte is
Top Entry and Exit Pages: The Top Entry and
Exit tables give a rough estimate of what URL's are used to enter your site, and
what the last pages viewed are. Because of limitations in the HTTP protocol, log
rotations, etc... this number should be considered a good "rough guess" of the
actual numbers, however will give a good indication of the overall trend in where
users come into, and exit, your site.
Country: The country Statistics is shown in
the form of a Pie Chart. This report displays in percentage the number of users
from a particular country. This information is derived from the hostname of the
visitor's computer when accessing your website.
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