is a log file analysis tool. Webalizer
generates highly detailed usage statistics for Web and FTP servers in
easily comprehensible graphical and tabular formats. The logs generated
are a statistical encapsulation of user traffic on your site.
The reports are generated in accordance with the configuration
options set for the Webalizer
by your service provider.
Webalizer reports are generated at a scheduled time, the
settings of which are configured by your service provider, but you can
override these settings to generate a report at any time using the Generate Reports option.
You can change the behavior of Webalizer reports for your site by configuring
Webalizer from the command line interface. You can not re-configure Webalizer
from the Site Administrator control panel.
Fast processing of
Log files, over a period of time, grow to very large
sizes. A relatively small Web site that has several thousand visitors
a month accumulates approximately 25 megabytes of log files per month.
Most log file analysis tools are slow, processing the log files at speeds
of only 2-3 megabytes per minute. Webalizer
can be very fast; on a 200Mhz pentium
machine, over 10,000 records can be processed in one second, with a 40
Megabyte file taking roughly 15 seconds (over 150,000 records).
is compatible with a range of hardware configurations ( Intel x86, Power
Mips4 ) and operating systems (Linux,
and can be easily ported from one system to another.
can be configured with custom options at any time by modifying the respective
Webalizer configuration file (Web/FTP).
processing of logs enables large log files to be split up into multiple
files for processing, without any loss of data.
Server logs follow defined standards in the way information
is stored in a log file.
supports the following log formats.
format specifies data such as the machine name or IP address from which
the user made the request, as well as the information on the resource
requested. This is the most commonly used format.
An extension of the Common Log File format, with additional
information on referrals, user agents and cookies.
format is generated by the wu-ftpd
and contains information on inbound and outbound requests.
logs record access information, system configuration errors and resource
memory, disk space).
provides Web and FTP log reports in HTML format that can be viewed with
any browser. It provides a highly detailed report of the activity on your
server, manifest in a variety of reports.
Webalizer reports are generated in accordance with the schedule and report
settings configured for your site by your service provider.
To generate a report as and when needed, you must override the schedule
settings (set by your service provider) using the Generate
Reports option, else reports will be unavailable and you will be requested
to check later.
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Published April 16, 2004