What is it and how does it work?
AccessWatch is a World Wide Web utility that provides a
comprehensive view of daily accesses for individual users. It is
equally capable of gathering statistics for an entire server. It
provides a regularly updated summary of WWW server hits and
accesses, and gives a graphical representation of available
statistics. It generates statistics for hourly server load, page
demand, accesses by domain, and accesses by host. AccessWatch
parses the WWW server log and searches for a common set of
documents, usually specified by a user's root directory, such as
/~username/ or /users/username.
AccessWatch displays results in a graphical, compact format.
Here is an example of AccessWatch in use.
What do I need to run it?
AccessWatch is a Perl script for UNIX-style servers, and does
not require cgi-bin directory or root access to operate. AccessWatch
also runs on Windows NT, using Perl from the NT resource kit, or from
Perl 5.0 or above is required, as is a NCSA common format
access log on your server. A browser which is capable of displaying
preferred to view the results, although the output is presentable in
For regular updating, it is necessary to have the ability
to use cron or another process scheduling program - ask your server
administrator if you are not familiar
with this. Memory requirements are usually very small, but can vary
due to server load and total number of accesses.
You must read the Installation Instructions and License Agreement before use.
Also, check out the fledgling AccessWatch FAQ.
See the change log for version information. Mail me if you have suggestions for future versions.
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