Web site reporting… What to do?
Let’s see, I used to deal with WebTrends, though not by my choice – I hated it.
(Francisco Partners to Acquire WebTrends.) I know folks who looked at and tested using Urchin as well. (Google Agrees To Acquire Urchin.) Ah, there’s AWStats, as long as you don’t fall victim to any security issues…
Personally, I’m still an old school guy, and do just fine with Analog. Are there other good options out there I don’t know about?
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I still use awstats, but behind a username/password just because of those security breaches that have popped up. My last host had used http-analyze, but the author has since removed the free version. It’s a shame, because it was pretty thorough and easy to configure. I’ve also heard good things about Sawmill, which can be free if you provide them with some usage notes. Never tried it out though.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention The Webalyzer.
I have used Webalizer for quite some time now, and it has worked great for what I’ve needed. The few times I’ve tried Awstats it does show some pretty flashy stats, still not perfect though.
Have you tried NetTracker Lite?
Hmm, I think I did try out the full version NetTracker at some point. I didn’t know there was a free/lite version. Looks pretty nice, even if it’s not open-source. ;)
I have Wusage on one of my servers and it’s an ok solution. Does well with showing referers and search terms.
One thing I didn’t mention is that I also use the data I get from Analog to create my Browser Zeitgeist page. (And the SVG version too.) Analog can output the data to a tab-delimited format which can easily be feed into other apps.
We use Urchin at $ORK — it’s quite nice if you’ve got a lot of log data to analyze and are looking for more sophisticated analysis than Analog can give you. (It does clicktrails, entry and exit page frequency, etc.)