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Linux Magazine: Analyzing Web Statistics with Webalizer

Oct 31, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Friedl)

"Nearly everyone who runs a web site wants to know 'How am I doing?' How many hits am I getting? Which of my pages are the most popular? How are visitors finding my site? Is anybody else linking to me? Of course, all of the answers are captured in the web server's logs, so the question ultimately becomes 'What analysis software should I use?'

"There are lots of choices. There are several expensive commercial solutions, such as Webtrends (which recently dropped Linux support), and an even larger number of open source options. Most of the free solutions are written in Perl--a natural choice for a text processing-intensive job like log analysis, but also a CPU hog..."

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