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Analog is a popular and powerful freeware website analysis program. You can easily set up Analog reports through the Account Control Center, or if you prefer, you can manually set up and customize Analog using the command line. Refer to http://analog.gsp.com/ for complete Analog documentation.

The following instructions will tell you how to set up and configure Analog via the Account Control Center (ACC).

Activating Analog  

You can easily activate Analog using our Account Control Center (ACC):

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center
  2. Select Site Statistics
  3. Select Manage Web Statistics Reports
  4. Select Analog from the drop-down menu (to the right of the Log Analysis Tool heading)
  5. Click Change Tool
  6. Click Tool Settings
  7. If desired, modify the analog settings
  8. Click Update Settings

To learn about what each of the Analog settings means, read our Analog settings descriptions section below.

Once you activate Analog, each night around 12 AM US Eastern time, Analog will generate usage reports for your account. Be sure to activate your Analog nightly reports so that you can view your Analog reports (which are based on your nightly web logs). You can activate your nightly reports when you click the "Reports" button in the website Statistics section of the Account Control Center. If your nightly reports are active, you can also view your Analog reports using the "Report URL" on this page as well.

For information on how to interpret your Analog reports, visit this Analog documentation.

Using the Tool Settings Page

The Tool Settings page gives you the option of changing the information displayed on your Analog reports. You can name the report by using the Report Title field. If you only have one domain name on your Web hosting account, enter that domain name (example.com) in the Report URL field. If you have more than one domain name on your account, leave the "Report URL" field blank.

You may also designate a specific directory on your Pair Networks server where these reports will be saved in the Report Output Directory field. By default, the directory will be WWW_REPORTS. Please note that it is NOT necessary to change the Report Title, Report URL, and Report Output Directory fields to produce Analog reports.

The other options are easily changed by selecting the desired setting from the drop-down menus or by using text fields. These Analog settings are described in more detail below.

Analog Setting Descriptions

Analog allows you to update your settings via the Account Control Center (ACC) or via a command line program such as SSH. For information on manually configuring Analog, visit this Analog documentation.

You can find your Analog configuration file at the path /usr/home/USERNAME/log_config/FILENAME where you replace "USERNAME" with your Pair Networks username and "FILENAME" is replaced with the configuration file's filename. The default report file name is "www." If you split the reports for a domain name out into separate reports, you can name the file whatever you want (even though it defaults to the domain name).

For example, the Analog config file for example.com would be:


Descriptions of the settings that can be modified or enabled and disabled
via the Account Control Center (ACC) are listed below:

Report Title

This option allows you to name the Analog report.

Report URL

his field should be the main URL of your website (i.e. http://www.example.com/).

Report Output Directory

The specific path on your Web server where you would like the Analog reports to go. This field allows you to change the name of the Analog reports.

General Report

Used to turn on or off a general summary that appears near the top of the report.

Fully Daily Report

This option can be used to generate a list showing the number of requests and pages for each individual day of the month.

Request Report

This option when enabled lists which files were downloaded.

Host Report

This option when enabled lists all computers which downloaded files.

Referrer Report

This report when enabled lists which pages linked to your website files and also the pages that included your images.

Monthly Report

This report will detail website activity monthly.

Daily Report

This report will detail website activity daily.

Failure Report

This report lists the filenames which caused errors.

Organization Report

This report attempts to list the organizations under which the computer was registered.

Include Charts

This command, when enabled, will display all Analog charts.

Weekly Reports

This report will detail website activity weekly.

Hourly Report

This report will detail website activity hourly.

Directory Report

This report when enabled lists your website file directories.

Domain Report

This report when enabled lists the countries where computers were used to view your website files.

Updated on March 3, 2020

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