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Blog@Case Web Server Stats

It's time to set up some statistics for Blog@Case's web server. And, there's no point in hiding the stats ("information wants to be free," "blogs are about openness and transparency," and all that); so I figured I would just shove it all under something like (← URL not working yet) and let everyone in. The ultimate goal, however, is going to be to use mod_log_mysql, and be able to give each blog user a personalized view of his or her statistics. But, it's going to take me a while to code up a page that reads the MySQL Apache log tables and generate some pretty per-blog graphs and metrics. In the meantime, I'd like to get something going.

Around ITS, I normally use Webalizer. On my personal stuff, I go with AWStats. Right now, I am leaning towards AWStats for Blog@Case because it is prettier and more configurable. But, I would have no problem using Webalizer or, even, some web server stats package I have never heard of.

So, anyone have any preferences? Anyone know of a super-cool web server stats package that I've never heard of, but should have, and should be using? If a tree falls down in the forest but no one is around...?


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    more configurable
    and most importantly, it goes against the status quo