AWStats explanation

AWStats is a free powerful and featureful tool that generates advanced web, streaming, ftp or mail server statistics, graphically.

A full log analysis enables AWStats to show the following information:

  • Number of visits, and number of unique visitors,
  • Visits duration and last visits,
  • Authenticated users, and last authenticated visits,
  • Days of week and rush hours (pages, hits, KB for each hour and day of week),
  • Domains/countries of hosts visitors (pages, hits, KB, 269 domains/countries detected, GeoIp detection),
  • Hosts list, last visits and unresolved IP addresses list,
  • Most viewed, entry and exit pages,
  • Files type,
  • Web compression statistics (for mod_gzip or mod_deflate),
  • OS used (pages, hits, KB for each OS, 35 OS detected),
  • Browsers used (pages, hits, KB for each browser, each version (Web, Wap, Media browsers: 97 browsers, more than 450 if using browsers_phone.pm library file),
  • Visits of robots (319 robots detected),
  • Worms attacks (5 worm's families),
  • Search engines, keyphrases and keywords used to find your site (The 115 most famous search engines are detected like yahoo, google, altavista, etc…),
  • HTTP errors (Page Not Found with last referrer, …),
  • Other personalized reports based on url, url parameters, referer field for miscellanous/marketing purpose,
  • Number of times your site is "added to favourites bookmarks".
  • Screen size (need to add some HTML tags in index page).
  • Ratio of Browsers with support of: Java, Flash, RealG2 reader, Quicktime reader, WMA reader, PDF reader (need to add some HTML tags in index page).
  • Cluster report for load balanced servers ratio.
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