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AWStats is an open source Web analytics reporting tool, suitable for analyzing data from Internet services such as web, streaming media, mail and FTP servers. AWstats parses and analyzes server log fi... More

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Good But Could Learn A Thing Or Two From Google

AWStats  by an anonymous user on May 28th 2008 at 04:30 PM

The Google interface is tremendous and the ability to slice and dice data is unmatched. AWStats is probably the most accurate representation of your traffic but pulling data around specific time periods, drilling down on specific content and sources is just much harder than it is in Google.

I would recommend using this to get your aggregate data and do all your analysis on Google - even if it is 5-10% off...

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Very Powerful

I've been using this package for a while, and have been very impressed. It handles log files well (can handle different apache formattings pretty well), and extracts rich information. I use this package in conjunction with a client-side package - Google Analytics. I didn't like AWstat's client-side javascript as much. Google Analytics collects rich information from the client, but not the server (e.g. Bot traffic).

All in all - two thumbs up!

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AWStats  by an anonymous user on March 14th 2008 at 03:17 PM

I have evaluated several web analytics tools and I keep going back to awstats. Every new tool that comes out has something gimmicky (e.g. crazy egg has the heat map) but nothing has ever been able to give me a comprehensive data set like awstats.

The presentation is not as desirable as google analytics but who cares, you're not sleeping with the data. The big thing that I haven't been able to find on other tools is the analysis by time of day which can be critical as you look to do trend analysis.

Use all the other fancy tools out there, but ONLY in conjunction with Awstats

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Any good resources for setting up and configuring Awstats?

I think my AWStats install is a little messed up because the numbers are VERY different from what I see on Google Analytics. Any resources, tutorials you've come across that might be useful in validating and tweaking my setup?

What is the difference between hits & visits?

I'm looking at awstats data and am a little confused on the difference between hits, visits and views. I get the unique visitor stat but the for example my site had 1k visits, 4k Pages, 20k hits???

Difference between bounce rate & exit rate

This might be a dumb question but what is the difference between bounce rates and exit rates on google analytics and awstats. Its a little confusing and I couldn't find it in the online help.

Google Analytics vs AwStats

First off, is there any reason I should not be deploying both solutions - will it slow page load?

The data provided is very similar so is there any reason why I should pick one over the other...

Best web log analyzer?

Google Analytics only does client side tracking. But, it doesn't track stuff like google bots, for example, which are not technically 'hits'. AWstats and Webalizer do server-side log-file analysis. Are we basically destined to use both in conjuction? How well does Awstats 'stats' stack up vs. webalizer? Vs. Google Analytics? Can I use only one solution for both client and server side tracking?

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