is a statistics system that helps you determine the true impact of your
web server. By measuring the popularity of your documents, as well as
identifying the sites that access your server most often, Wusage provides
valuable marketing information. By determining the paths your users
follow and analyzing the sites from which they come, Wusage helps you
find out which outside sites are most important to you. Practically
all organizations, whether commercial, educational or nonprofit, need
solid numbers to make credible claims about the World Wide Web. Wusage
fills that need. Features of Wusage: Search Keywords Much of your traffic
is driven by Internet "search servers" like Altavista and
Lycos. What are you customers looking for? Wusage 7.0 can tell you exactly
what search keywords they are using, and which servers drove that traffic
to you. Referring Sites No need to wonder where your hits are coming
from. Wusage 7.0 shows you exactly which sites are directing traffic
to yours! Wusage 7.0 also allows you to "drill down" from
an individual document to discover which pages on the World Wide Web
link to that document. Visits and Trails Wusage 7.0 can measure "visits"
to your site, in addition to simple page counts. You have control over
the definition of a visit. Visit counts "smooth out" fluctuations
caused by the different software programs used by different users, resulting
in a more accurate count of true user sessions. Wusage can also track
the most commonly followed "trails" through your site, revealing
what your customers are really after and the path they follow to get
there. Trails can even begin with pages on other sites! Advanced features
allow you to discover how many users came from a particular site and
ended up at a particular page. Other features
- Wusage's incremental
database allows you to retire your log files as soon as they are analyzed.
Save time and disk space!
- Wusage can analyze
log files from many "mirror site" web servers at the same
- Proxy server
logs can be analyzed. Find out where your users are headed!
- Wusage 7.0 can
send reports by email, as well as generating easily printed, attractive
HTML reports with full color charts and graphs.
- When supported
by your web server, Wusage's support for "cookies" allows
better visit analysis.
- "Drill down"
into subdirectories to get the details.
- Supports user
agent analysis. Find out what web browser your customers are using!
- Wusage 7.0 can
analyze compressed files.
- Log files can
be analyzed directly by FTP. Downloading log files in advance is not
- Allows you to
produce reports with header and footer text suited to your organization.
- Highly customizable
HTML reports allow easy translation to another language. The report
macro language of Wusage 7.0 provides dramatically enhanced control
- Reveals which
file types, such as GIF, JPEG, HTML and PDF, are being downloaded
- Provides information
about the operating systems preferred by your users. Find out what
percentage are using Macintosh, Windows 98, and other operating systems.
Your Access and Stat Logs One of the directories you will find preinstalled
within your www directory is named "wusage". This directory
contains the access and stat files for your website. To access your personal
wusage directory log onto the Internet with your web browser and go to:
http://www.yourdomain.com/wusage. The web page displayed will contain
all the statistics for your domain for the previous week. The page will
also contain a Weekly Reports link which, when accessed, will provide
much more detailed statistics including pie charts and graphs. These reports
are automatically updated for you daily and are always stored in the same
place for easy comparison.
do I view my Visitor Stats?
does accesses refer to in Wusage reports?
is a single, successful request made by a web browser. Every successful
request for any resource on the web server, whether for an image or a
document or for another type of information, is regarded as an access.
Below is a list of
key references in wusage and their meaning.
do the terms in Wusage refer to?
An "agent," or user agent, is a web browser or other program
used to access your web server. Most user agents are web browsers
such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, but a
significant number are automated Internet-indexing programs, such
A "byte" is a single character of information. In the reports
generated by Wusage, the "bytes transferred" figure refers
to the number of characters of information that were sent to the browser.
This is helpful in determining how much of the web server's connection
to the Internet (how much bandwidth) is currently in use. It is especially
useful to site administrators who pay for bandwidth by the megabyte
or gigabyte on a regular basis.
A "trail" is a unique path among the documents on the web
server, followed by one or more visitors to the web server. Every
visit to the web server follows a trail. Commonly followed trails
represent useful information about the preferred routes that your
A "visit" consists of one or more accesses made by the same
visitor, with no more than a certain time interval between accesses.
Goto the online manual
Keep in mind because we run Wusage in a shared hosting environment, and
you should only be looking at the information pertaining to the Wusage
config file for generating reports.
can I find more information about Wusage 7.0?
are Referrer Logs?
Referrer logs are extra
entries in your access-log file telling you what site your visitor came
from. By default referrer logs are not included with most accounts but
may be added for a small extra monthly fee. When you add referrer logs
we also activate the agent logs for your domain which keeps track of the
type of browsers being used to access your web site.
do I view Referrer Logs?
Referrer Logs become
part of your main access log if you have added them as an option. When
using Wusage they will show up as [referrer] next to each file name listed
on the report and are hyper-linked to provide the information.