About Your Account - Using Analog
Analog is a popular and powerful freeware Web site 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 www.analog.cx for complete Analog documentation.
The following instructions will tell you how to set up and configure Analog via the Account Control Center (ACC).
You can easily activate Analog using our Account Control Center (ACC):
- Log into the Account Control Center (https://my.pair.com/)
- Click Web Site Statistics
- Click Reports (located under the Bandwidth Usage heading)
- Select Analog from the drop-down menu (to the right of the Log Analysis Tool heading)
- Click Change Tool
- Click Tool Settings
- Modify the Analog Settings
- Click Update Settings
To learn about what each of the Analog settings mean, 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 Web Site Statistics section of the Account Control Center (https://my.pair.com). 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 http://www.analog.cx/docs/meaning.html.
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 the URL below:
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:
This option allows you to name the Analog report.
This field should be the main URL of your Web site (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.
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.
This option when enabled lists which files were downloaded.
This option when enabled lists all computers which downloaded files.
This report when enabled lists which pages linked to your Web site files and also the pages that included your images
This report will detail Web site activity monthly
This report will detail Web site activity daily.
This report lists the filenames which caused errors.
This report attempts to list the organizations under which the computer was registered.
This command when enabled will display all Analog charts.
This report will detail Web site activity weekly.
This report will detail Web site activity hourly.
This report when enabled lists your Web site file directories.
This report when enabled lists the countries where computers were used to view your Web site files.