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What's up with the ads?  They are certainly an ugly thing!

 

unfortunately the network statistic box provided by netstat has been taken over by another company called webstats4u. this new company seems to have no worries about dumping popups on people.

 

i have to say that i never noticed at all, i run NoScript and AdBlock on my firefox install and thus never experienced the change. however others have already indicated this..

 

not much you can do when a good company sells out. im sure anyweb will find another network statistic provider and replace it.

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yup unfortunately znx is correct,

 

what a dam shame

 

read this

 

Advertising on webstats4u?

 

Webstats4U is a 100% FREE version for all webmasters. In order to finance the maintenance, hosting, new developments and to continue providing you with the world's best FREE web analytics tool in the market, Webstats4U will accept advertising sponsorships on its reporting site and will from time to time accept other types of advertising sponsorships. Some of you have asked questions about what this means in practice.

 

We will keep sponsorships at a reasonable level and always bear the user experience in mind by serving campaigns from respected quality brands and using strict frequencycapping. This means that users will not be exposed to the same ad several times and, most importantly that no-one gets bombarded with unwanted ads. Typically we would expect a user to see an ad no more than once or twice per week on your site.

 

These advertising sponsorships will appear from time to time and can appear as a pop-under advertisement or slide-in flash format, but rest assured that nothing will be implemented directly into your website like banners, buttons or links. We maintain a strict code of conduct relating to the types of advertising we will accept and ensure that in no circumstances can inappropriate material appear on unrelated content sites.

 

so i guess its time to try something else,

 

any recommendations ?

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ok anyone got a quick howto for webalizer in fedora core 4 ?

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Well... considering that we are using our own server, why not pop in some of my friends?  They're called webalizer and awstats! :D:lol:

 

 

nice friends ;)

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sadly i dont have time or energy to implement anything new on the site right now,

 

once i do get the chance, i will, and that'll also include IPB upgrade to the latest version.

 

cheers

anyweb

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if i get the chance to do this this weekend i will, are any of you willing to support me in setting this up ? is there any way of carrying the data saved for the last number of years from nedstat ? or am i sod out of luck

 

the only reason i use nedstat is because its reporting is actually very good, and gives me a good idea of who is coming here and why

 

i hate the popups too, so i guess i have to do something about it...

 

i dont want people to think this site is selling popups !!! that would suck, as i certaintly don't want that

 

cheers

anyweb

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Don't know if this would help, but I recently found http://www.statcounter.com/, and they don't popup on you even with a free account, let alone a paid for one.

 

Just an idea. :)

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Hi,

 

Yea I noticed the damn Ads :( they keep bombarding me :( anyways I wanted to post about webalizer!

 

ok here goes...

 

I started doing webalizer myself this week on my web server and I got to says is been a pain.

I edited the /etc/webalizer.conf and change the OutPutDir but with no luck it did not like it

anyways the only way around this was to leave he output directory alone.

 

So anyweb to install and use webalizer do the following steps.

 

First you will want to install webalizer

 

yum -y install webalizer

 

Once installed open up /etc/webalizer.conf with your favorite editor and uncomment and change the following

lines:

 

LogFile		/var/log/httpd/linux-noob-access_log
OutputDir	  /var/www/usage #anyweb dont touch this because it will not produce the output
ReportTitle	Usage Statistics for
HostName	   linux-noob.com
CountryGraph	yes
DailyGraph	  yes
DailyStats	  yes
HourlyGraph	 yes
HourlyStats	 yes

 

Once you have done that type the following:

 

webalizer -c /etc/webalizer.conf

 

The data will not be placed into /var/www/usage in your web browser type:

 

www.linux-noob.com/usage

 

you should see the stats if you done edit the following file:

 

/etc/httpd/conf.d/webalizer.conf

 

Well that

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until i get webalizer to work those annoying ads will remain (sorry)

 

ive followed xdamox's howto and nothings working right,

 

my apache was compiled from source and is located in /usr/local/apache

 

if you check https://www.linux-noob.com/usage

 

you'll see a whole lot of nothing...

 

my logs are /usr/local/apache/logs/access_log

 

help ?

 

cheers

anyweb

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ok with the help of znx and kobras got it working

 

you can check it out here

 

http://linux-noob.com/usage/

 

however i do notice that there is no page showing referrer's such as this one from nedstat....

 

http://www.webstats4u.com/s?tab=1&link=4&id=1723963

 

i'd really like to have that functionality with webalizer, so is it possible ? anyone know ?

 

cheers

anyweb

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Hi,

 

Anyweb I am at uni so Ic ant find the exact bit in the webalizer config but I am very sure

it can produce them.

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webstat4u counter now removed, there goes my years of data :(

 

so you guys can surf here with no popups, dont blame me, blame that crappy company that took over nedstat...

 

anyway, i STILL need someone to help me show the referral links in webalizer as so far it's not showing me that data

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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Hi,

 

yay :D no more pop ups when I get home on thursday Ill have a good look around for you

also Ill be joing the uptime project :)

 

Hi,

 

Anyweb did a little research:

 

Top Table Options

 

TopReferrers

This allows you to specify how many "Top" referrers are

displayed in the "Top Referrers" table. The default is

30. If you want to disable the referrers table, specify

a value of zero (0). The display of referrer information

will only work if your web server includes this

 

Show All

The All* keywords allow the display of all URL's, Sites, Referrers

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still not working...

 

see this

 

# The All* keywords allow the display of all URL's, Sites, Referrers

# User Agents, Search Strings and Usernames. If enabled, a seperate

# HTML page will be created, and a link will be added to the bottom

# of the appropriate "Top" table. There are a couple of conditions

# for this to occur.. First, there must be more items than will fit

# in the "Top" table (otherwise it would just be duplicating what is

# already displayed). Second, the listing will only show those items

# that are normally visable, which means it will not show any hidden

# items. Grouped entries will be listed first, followed by individual

# items. The value for these keywords can be either 'yes' or 'no',

# with the default being 'no'. Please be aware that these pages can

# be quite large in size, particularly the sites page, and seperate

# pages are generated for each month, which can consume quite a lot

# of disk space depending on the traffic to your site.

 

AllSites yes

AllURLs yes

AllReferrers yes

AllAgents yes

AllSearchStr yes

AllUsers yes

 

any ideas ?

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is the reason this >

 

[root@localhost ~]# ls /usr/local/apache/logs/

access_log agent_log error_log httpd.pid referer_log

 

 

to generate my 'usage' report i'm using the 'access_log'

 

should I be using the 'referer_log' instead ? or can i combine them ?

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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ok after much reading here

 

http://www.mrunix.net/webalizer/faq.html

 

and experimenting with options it seems that your httpd.conf file must use the combined log format in order for webalizer to display 'referers' correctly

 

that was my issue, my httpd.conf was setup to log the files in separate logs as listed above, now i've edited httpd.conf and set the format to combined

 

a quick restart of httpd and all should be good :)

 

cheers

anyweb

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fyi, i've manager to get the old webalizer data restored so that now the new server is also displaying the old webalizer stats,

 

it took a bit of experimentation, but to cut a long story short, copying the contents of

 

/var/lib/webalizer from the OLD machine to the NEW machine and running webalizer manually (sh /etc/cron.daily/00webalizer ) has merged the old/new data

 

[anyweb@www ~]$ ls /var/lib/webalizer

dns_cache.db webalizer.current webalizer.hist

 

great !

 

cheers

anyweb

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reinstalled this again yesterday, and found another thing which needs to be changed

 

by default the /etc/cron.daily/00webalizer file looks for the access_log file in /var/log/httpd (i think) so if you have compiled apache or are using a non standard path then you'll have to change this file otherwise the stats will not be updated.

 

cheers

anyweb

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