desktop stats program???

Discussion in 'General Web Coding' started by yorri, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. yorri

    yorri Perch

    does anyone know of a desktop program that I can use to give me the info about stats. Webalizer is soooooo bad.

    I've done a search but everything I have found has been so complicated to set up.
  2. Bliss

    Bliss Perch

    Wadda you mean by Desktop?...
  3. yorri

    yorri Perch

    the term desktop is used to refer to a home computer. It essentially means a non internet based application.
  4. Bliss

    Bliss Perch

    Yeah, that's what I don't understand. You what Stats for your Desktop? If you want stats for your PWS, then it wouldn't be a desktop stats program, it would be internet server based. So once again, what do you mean by desktop?
  5. StPatrick

    StPatrick Perch

  6. yorri

    yorri Perch

    thanks StPatrick...I will check it out.

    Bliss I don't know why you don't understand...I want something to replace webalizer but since I cannot install software on Jodohost's servers I have no alternative to run the program on my desktop! a side note...we probably should stop calling them desktop applications now that laptop sales exceded desktop sales recently :p
  7. StPatrick

    StPatrick Perch

    Lol, that's right :) But I still prefer a full PC though I do have a laptop as well.

    Also about webalizer. I tried it first too, actually I thought it parses IIS logs, but instead it just creates its own, downgrading the site performance and downgrading dramatically! While I was using Webalizer, I've got many times "timout expired" errors. Then turned it off and everything ran ok (note, without any changes in my scripts of course). Thus the best way is just to download raw log files and use other tools, like FastStats Analyzer for parsing.

    BTW, you can check several such applications. Here is the link to tucows:
  8. jldesign

    jldesign Guppy

    Try Sawmill from

    It's user friendly, easy to install/set up and gives a graphical representation by analysing your log files using what ever specifications you want e.g. time period, bandwith, all features etc.

    You need to download the log files from your server or tell the program where they are on your FTP site (with the login/pass to access these), but the pages that are produced can be saved and displayed as web pages on your site.

    I think they do a free trial as well.

  9. Yash

    Yash Bass

  10. StPatrick

    StPatrick Perch

    Well, it was awhile ago, I can turn it on again to try, but anyway don't need it, just wanted to see what it is and what it does. At that time I had both IIS logs and Webalizer turned on, maybe they somehow couldn't work together,I dunno.
  11. Yash

    Yash Bass

    We had some time out issues on our SQL server some time back but we quickly solved that by shifting some database load to other servers.
  12. brawney

    brawney Perch

    Any tips for installing? Should I run this on my local desktop within it's own web server mode? Then I just point it to my ftp site to get the logs? Where is the directory holding my logs?

  13. Dave

    Dave Perch

    I know this is an old thread, but I was searching for info on Stats. I have turned off Webalizer. How do I turn on IIS logs?

  14. riley

    riley Perch

    It's called "Transfer Log" and it's right above "Webalizer" (the one you just turned off) on the domain settings page.

  15. Dave

    Dave Perch

    Great! Thanks very much, Riley!

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