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Site Statistics

This document provides information about site statistics. Topics include checking disk space and bandwidth, accessing system logs, viewing account information, and getting information about visitors through Webalizer.

Accessing Site Statistics

To check disk space and bandwidth usage, sign into the control panel and then click on the "System Info & Files" icon, followed by the "Site Summary/ Statistics/ Logs" link.

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Checking Disk Space and Bandwidth

You are provided with two different disk space / bandwidth measurements:

The first table lists usage by domain and the second table lists total usage.

Total usage is generally higher than domain usage because total usage statistics include factors that are separate from your domain, such as MySQL databases and control panel use.

It is possible to host several domains on one account, so separating domain and total usage is necessary.

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Note: DirectAdmin uses total usage (not domain usage) to determine when quotas have been exceeded.

Accessing System Logs

Backed up Apache Logs

Apache Usage and Error logs

At the "Domains Statistics" section, select domain, which logs you want to see and click on the "+" symbol next to the Logs section in right of the screen. stats access log

Clicking the link will show you Usage log. You can choose how much recent lines you want to see, or view full log. You can also see RAW file, by clicking "Raw" button in the right of the screen. If your website new you may not have any log info here, then instead of showing log, you will see "No data to show" message. stats view log

Viewing raw logs are a great way to troubleshoot specific problems, such as installing and executing scripts. Both logs (usage and error) are backed up monthly and archived in /home/domain.com/logs. Please see the previous section ("Backed up Apache Logs") for more information.

Viewing Account Information

The main Statistics menu provides a great deal of information. As mentioned above, the first two rows of the table (Bandwidth / Disk Space) provide total usage. That is, DirectAdmin uses these numbers for quota purposes (and not the numbers in the Domain Statistics table -- see first section entitled "Checking Disk Space and Bandwidth").

When your account reaches the maximum bandwidth usage, your site will stop functioning until the first day of the next month. When your account reaches the maximum disk space usage, you will not be able to upload to your site until some files are deleted.

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The information in this table is self-explanatory and will not be discussed in depth. If you want to edit account configuration, press "Edit Account Configuration" button above table. You can edit your name and e-mail adress. To save changes, press "Save."

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Webalizer Statistics

In the main Statistics menu, click on the appropriate domain name to launch Webalizer. Please note that your site must be up for 24 hours and have some log activity before Webalizer statistics will become active.

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At the first Webalizer screen, you will see a chart (like the one above) and a list of months in a table below. Webalizer statistics are very detailed and will provide a great deal of information about site traffic, most requested URLs, exit points, location of visitors, and much more.

Need more help?

Please contact your hosting company for more assistance, or visit the DirectAdmin support forum at http://forum.directadmin.com.

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