Accessing the Raw Access Logs in cPanel

In cPanel you can access your website’s raw access logs to see the traffic to your website, before it is turned into a report by statistics software. This is great for taking a closer look at the type of requests your site is getting. To get the most out of your raw access logs, you Read More >

AWStats – Reviewing website statistics

AWStats is a powerful tool that creates graphical reports from your website’s access logs. It’s a great tool for taking a quick look at things such as visits to your site per day, and the number of pages viewed on your website. In this guide I’ll go through each section of a AWStats report and Read More >

Create stat parsing script to review website visits

In this article I’m going to show you how to create a stat parsing script, which will allow you to get a quick historical view of your website’s daily visitor statistics. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to see at a glance the overall level of traffic that your website receives. This can help you Read More >

How to delete AWStats data

When managing a new website, your webserver may save old stats that you don’t want to show in your AWStats statistics. These stats can be cleared out by removing them from your tmp/awstats folder. Important! This is going to remove your stats for all your domains. You can delete specific stats for specific domains and Read More >

AWStats: Unable to update the log error

When updating your AWStats in your cpanel, by using the “update” link found at the top of your AWStats page, you may receive the following error. Unable to update the log. This message shows Error: Log is currently being processed in the background. Cannot update. We do apologize for this inconvenience as our Systems Support Read More >

View request type, URL, and response codes from Apache access log

In this article I’ll be reviewing how to use Apache access logs on either your VPS (Virtual Private Server) or dedicated server in order to determine the types of requests your website is handling. A lot of times the usage on your server can be greatly affected by the types of requests that are happening Read More >

Viewing statistics reports with Logaholic

In this article we’ll go over viewing your website’s statistical report available from Logaholic in cPanel. Logaholic can provide you with a quick general overview of the website traffic you’ve been receiving including the amount of visitors and their page views. It also has much more powerful reporting tools that lets you drill down and Read More >

Viewing statistics reports with Webalizer

In this article we’ll go over viewing your website’s statistical report available from Webalizer in cPanel. Webalizer can provide you with a quick general overview of the website traffic you’ve been receiving, this includes the amount of hits, file requests, page loads, and visits. Login to your cPanel. Under the METRICS section, click on Webalizer. Read More >

Enabling raw access log archiving in cPanel

In this article we’ll discuss the ability to archive your raw access logs so that you can investigate the requests happening on your website at a later date. By default statistics update every 24-36 hours on the server, and when they are run all of your requests for that time period are compiled into a Read More >