To start collecting statistics, click «Enable statistics collection»: After switching on, as a rule, it is required at least 4 hours for the initial collection of statistics.
Content of statistics
The upper block displays the date and time of the last statistics update, and also selects the reporting period (month and year):
In chapter «General» contains a block with general information for the selected reporting period:
- «Unique visitors» — the number of unique IP addresses from which requests were made to the site for the selected period.
- «Number of visits» — the total number of site visits for the selected period. Visit — an appeal of a unique user to various pages of the site within an hour (all pages viewed by him during an hour are summed up in one visit).
- «Pages» — the number of pages viewed by users (requests for HTML and PHP files). Requests for separately uploaded files, such as images, do not count.
- «Hits» — the number of all requests to the pages and files of the site.
- «Volume» — the total amount of data (in bytes) transmitted to visitors.
Chapter «When» consists of several blocks, which display data for different time periods using the same parameters as in the section «General».
In the block «Monthly history» information by months of the year is displayed:
In the block «Day of the month» information on the days of the month is displayed:
In the block «Days of the week» the average indicators for the days of the week for the selected reporting period are displayed:
In the block «Watch» the average indicators for each hour of the day for the selected reporting period are displayed:
In the block «Country» information about the countries from which users visit your site is displayed:
In the block «Hosts» displays a list of IP addresses from which there were requests to the site:
In the block «Robots / Spiders Visitors» a list of robots / spiders that indexed the site is displayed:
In the block «Duration of visits» displays the number of visits by duration1):
In the block «File type» the types of files that are most often requested are displayed:
In the block «Downloads» a list of files downloaded from the site is displayed:
In the block «Page address» the most viewed pages are displayed:
In the block «OS» information about the operating systems of visitors is displayed:
In the block «Browsers» information about browsers used by visitors is displayed:
In the block «Connecting to a site from» information about the paths to the site is displayed (by direct link, links from search engines, links on other sites):
In the sides «Search Key Phrases» and «Search Keywords» information about key phrases and words by which the site was found in search engines is displayed:
Attention!AWStats takes data for reports on search keywords and words from the Referer header. However, many years ago, major search engines like Google set up their security policies so that information was not shared with third-party sites. As a result, statistics systems do not see the necessary data and these reports will always be empty.
In the block «Mixed» displays data that does not belong to any of the above categories (for example, information about the technologies supported by visitors' browsers and the plugins used in them):
In the block «HTTP error statuses» information about server responses to visitors' requests is displayed:
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After clicking the view button, instead of statistics, the following error may be displayed: The most common reason for the error is that since the start of statistics collection has passed less than 4 hours and statistics have not yet been collected. In this situation, it is enough to just wait and check the situation later.