Re: Log filesFrom Nicholas on 1 Nov '99
replying to Log files posted by Rod
>Thank you to David, Arja, Gareth, Ronn and Nicholas with help for my enquiry regarding hit counters. It seems that viewing log files are the way to go. My question is how do I do that. I use I.E.5 and Frontpage 2000.
The answer depends more on what type of server you have.
IE5 should work perfectly well to run most log viewing
software. Frontpage may cause some problems, but I'd cross
that bridge when you get to it.
According to a probe through netcraft.com, your server is:
"www.autoalarms.com.au is running Apache/1.2.4 on Linux"
It's 99% likely that your server sys admins are using Apache
to generate common log format files (CLF). The most popular
viewing package is a shareware out of Cambridge UK called
Analog. Frankly it doesn't do much for me. I still chug
along with AXS shareware Perl/cgi scripts from http://www.xav.com.
Takes a bit of setup, but think of the benefits; next week
at the pub you'll be able to talk about "tweaking perl scripts"!
There's another nice Perl/cgi script out of Arizona (the place
Jojo left, to get some California grass) at http://scrubtheweb.com/abs. It's $115, setup included.
There might be something already installed on your server, but
I never have seen a hosting service with decent log analysis.