What is AWStats?
AWStats is a web statistics generator that provides detailed reports about the visitors to your site. The left menu is used to navigate within the different parts of the AWStats report.
Key Terms to Understand
Request - This is each time someone asks to see any part of your site. To see your site, they will have to "request" a specific page or file.
File - Any part of your site (an image, html page, pdf document, script, etc)
Host - The individual computers that view your site. Each computer that views your site is treated as differently. Multiple users on one computer will be treated as one host.
Data - Data is the contents of the files in your site. Anytime someone views a file, data is transferred and it will count towards your bandwidth usage.
Referrer - A Referrer is the web site that linked to your site. It "referred" the visitor to your site.
Robot / Spider - A Robot, or spider, is a program that travels to a web site in order to perform some action. A lot of times these robots, or "bots" will be used to automate forum signs and post advertisements.
What do all these different reports mean? What is actually going on when someone visits my site?
To find out more, view the Analog Documentation