About log report captions
The tabulated list below explains the various captions used
in the Webalizer
The total number of requests received by the server during a given time
period (month, day, hour). A hit is an incoming request.
Any request (request for html pages, cgi scripts, graphics, audio files)
qualifies as a hit.
The total number of hits (requests) that resulted in files being sent
to the user. A file is an outgoing response.
Not all hits will send data: some hits may result in 404-Page not found
errors, some hits may be served from the browser’s cache.
The difference between
hits and files gives an estimate of repeat visitors. The greater the difference
between the two, the more people are requesting pages they have cached
(have viewed already).
The URL of the page requested, typically with any of the following extensions,
Not all entities on the page qualify, for example, audio clips or graphics
that link to non-page URLs
will not be a part of this statistical representation.
A page request made to the Web or FTP server for the first time. If
the same sites continues to make requests to your server within a given
duration (time-out or active session), they will not be counted as separate
visits. If the active session times out since the last request made by
the site, then the subsequent request will be logged as a separate visit.
Only actual pages (.htm,
.html, .cgi) will qualify as a visit, visits as a result of links to graphic,
audio or any non-page URLs
will not qualify as a visit.
The number of unique IP addresses or hostnames
that made requests to your Web or FTP server.
This number may not be give an accurate representation of the visitors
to your server, as many users may appear to come from a single site as
in the case of name based sites.
The amount of data transferred from the Web or FTP server to the requesting
host. One KB
is equivalent to 1024 bytes.
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Published April 16, 2004