This page provides information about monitoring site usage on our Linux servers. This page assumes that you have read the control panel page for information about logging in to and using the control panel.
Disk Space / Data Transfer ( Bandwidth ) Usage
When you first login to your control panel, a basic usage summary is displayed at the bottom of the page. This includes the amount of diskspace used and the amount of data transfer (bandwidth) used - this is reported as traffic.
To obtain a more detailed report, click the Report button. The bottom part of the page is a detailed usage report. You can email this to yourself from the control panel, or you can open a printable version.
The top part of the page includes four buttons:
- Web Stats will open Webalizer Graphical Statistics which is explained on a separate page
- FTP Stats will open your FTP statistics page
- Traffic History will display a summary of the monthly data transfer (bandwidth) since your site was set up on the server
- Traffic will display the total data transfer by HTTP (web), email and FTP for this month (other months can be selected from the dropdown menu
By default, traffic statistics are retained for 12 months. You can change this by logging into the control panel and clicking Preferences. If your site receives a lot of traffic, you may wish to reduce this.
You can also see how much disk space each directory on your account is using by logging in to the control panel and clicking File Manager.
As standard, Webalizer statistics are installed on your account, allowing you to monitor incoming traffic, the number of referals from search engines and other websites, search terms used on search engines and so on. See the Webalizer statistics page for more information.
Log files can be viewed or downloaded from the control panel for further, more detailed analysis. You can view the log files in any text editor, or you can use them with other statistics software such as Analog Stats.
To view the log files, log in to the control panel and click Log Manager. Your log files are shown at the bottom of the page. The Error log will list any errors on your site, ie, missing pages or images, broken links and so on. The Access log shows all other hits that day. Daily Access log data is transferred to Access log.processed every day as part of the statistics updates.
You can download any log file by clicking the green down arrow symbol on the right hand side of the log file listings.