Customer Support Centre : Manual : Control Panel : Analysis And Log Files
 
Welcome to the Analysis And Log Files section of the Efficient Hosting Control Panel support pages where you will find information about all aspects of using the available options.  
The links in this section are as follows;
Introduction : Web/FTP Statistics : Analog : Webalizer : Latest Visitors : Bandwidth : Error Logs
Site Search Engine Rankings : Error Logs : Raw Access Logs
 
  Introduction
This page provides documentation of the Analysis And Log Files options in your Control Panel.

For ease of use, we have split the documentation of the many Control Panel options into the following categories:

  1). Analysis And Log Files (this page)
  2). Account Management Tools
  3). Site Management Tools
  4). Pre-installed Scripts & Scripting Tools
  5). Advanced Tools
  6). Support Tools

For a complete list of Control Panel options, click here to return to the main Control Panel support page.
 
 
Web/FTP Statistics Web/FTP Statistics
The Web/FTP Stats option includes a number of sub-options which allow you to view various forms of information and detailed statistics about visitors to your web site and users of anonymous FTP access to your account...

Analog
Analog produces various reports on your site visitors including monthly, daily and hourly visitor summaries, referrer information showing how visitors are finding your site, and even a report on the most common keywords being used to find your site through the search engines. It is a fast and convenient way of viewing great lightweight statistics about your visitors.

Webalizer
Webalizer is a more complex statistics program than Analog and produces a nice variety of detailed graphical charts and graphs about your site visitors. The reports include monthly, daily and hourly breakdowns of site hits, web page views, visitor sessions and amounts of data transfer (or bandwidth usage). Other reports include most frequently accessed files, site entry and exit pages, the hostnames of your visitors, a breakdown of site access by country and detailed referrer information including the sites sending you your visitors and the full search strings being used to find your site through search engines. Webalizer is one of the most popular web statistics programs available today. If your account has an active anonymous FTP section then separate "visitor" statistics will be available for this.

Latest Visitors
The Latest Visitors option will show you some detailed information about the most recent visitors to your site.

Bandwidth
The Bandwidth option shows how many bytes of data transfer your account has used so far this month. It also gives a monthly breakdown of total transfer for previous months. These figures are only intended as a rough guide and, due to system limitations, may be lower than actual usage.

Error Logs
The Error Logs show any errors caused during the operation of your account. See below for a more detailed explanation.

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Site Search Engine Rankings Site Search Engine Rankings
This option allows you to quickly and conveniently check how well your site is ranked in many of the top Internet Search Engines.
We should point out that this utility is provided as a convenience only and comes with no guarantees. Whilst we make every effort to keep this utility up to date, the various Search Engine companies frequently change the format of their results. At the best of times, the results from this utility are only likely to be approximate. If accuracy is critical, we recommend that you perform a manual search at those Search Engines which are most important for your site.
If you would like to learn more about submitting to Search Engines and optimising your web pages to rank well once accepted, the Search Engine Watch web site is a good place to start.
 
 
Error Logs Error Logs
The Error Logs show any errors caused during the operation of your account. For example, errors might be caused by missing files, broken links or CGI scripts with programming errors or incorrectly set permissions. This feature is particularly useful for debugging CGI scripts.
Only the most recent errors are shown here - the output is cleared once a day and a maximum of 300 error messages is displayed.
 
 
Raw Access Logs Raw Access Logs
You can use this option if you would like to download your raw access logs in order to analyse them using your own choice of offline web statistics program, such as Webtrends or the offline version of Analog. The logs are available for download in compressed form and will need to be extracted after download using a utility such as Winzip. Once extracted, the logs will be available in a file named after your master domain name. We recommend renaming the file straight away and giving it a .txt extension, especially if your master domain ends in .com as otherwise there is a danger that Windows will try to execute the file if you should double click it by mistake (Windows uses .com as the extension for executable "command" files).
The raw logs are cleared automatically by the system on one or more of the last three days of each month and so it is a good idea to download them a couple of days before the end of the month if you want to be sure of getting a chance to analyse the raw logs for that month. Of course, the various graphical statistics will still be available for all previous months.
When sites become very busy the raw log files may need to be deleted before the end of the month.
Whilst the ability to download your raw logs can be useful for many sites, be aware that for some very busy sites the raw log files can become so huge that downloading them can become inconvenient or even impractical.

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