WebTrends replacement

Steven Stern subscribed-lists at sterndata.com
Sat Dec 17 17:59:33 UTC 2005

Claude Jones wrote:
> On Saturday 17 December 2005 11:20, Steven Stern wrote:
>>Claude Jones wrote:
>>>A previous employee had purchased WebTrends to monitor our Website with.
>>>I now inherit this task, and I'm wondering if there's an open source
>>>alternative that people like. They're hitting us for a $1300 support
>>>renewal, and I'm not convinced its really needed. I'm looking at the
>>>various projects out there, but is there anyone familiar with WebTrends
>>>and the oss alternatives who has some observations they could share on
>>>the subject?  FWIW, our website is hosted on an IIS server.
>>Have you looked at awstats?  No one was using the advanced features of
>>webtrens for our sites. I replaced it with awstats and they're happy
>>with it.
> Yes, I've just spent an hour reading through their site. Are you running it on 
> Windows or Linux boxes? Can you tell me which advanced features you decided 
> you could live without?

There was a whole bunch of stuff that tracked paths through the site and 
time on individual pages.  They're mainly interested in hits and 
visitors and search query terms.

It's very easy to install.  You might give it a shot.



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