How do I view my website statistics?

We provide several different statistics programs within cPanel for you to view and analyse your websites traffic. Of these programs we recommend AWStats for it's ease of use. In addition to these programs you can use the 3rd party Google Analytics for further analysis.

To use AWStats, first log in to your cPanel:

Once logged in, towards the bottom of the page click on AWStats

On the following page click on the magnifying glass icon to the right of the domain you would like to view the statistics of, as shown below.

The AWStats page will now be shown. At the top of the page you will see a brief outline of your websites activity for the month including:

Unique Visitors - A unique visitor is a person or computer (host) that has made at least 1 hit on 1 page of your web site during the current period shown by the report. (In this example the period is 1 month) If this user makes several visits during this period, it is counted only once. Visitors are tracked by IP address, so if multiple users are accessing your site from the same IP (such as a home or office network), they will be counted as a single unique visitor.

Number of Visits - Number of visits made by all visitors. Think "session" here, say a unique IP accesses a page, and then requests three other pages within an hour. All of the "pages" are included in the visit, therefore you should expect multiple pages per visit and multiple visits per unique visitor (assuming that some of the unique IPs are logged with more than an hour between requests)

Pages - The number of "pages" viewed by visitors. Pages are usually HTML or PHP files, not images or other files requested as a result of loading a "Page" (like js,css... files).

Hits - Any files requested from the server (including files that are "Pages").

Bandwidth - Total number of bytes for pages, images and files downloaded by web browsing. Note 1: This number includes only traffic for web only (no mail, FTP etc). Note 2: This number does not include technical header data size used inside the HTTP or HTTPS protocol or by protocols at a lower level (TCP, IP...). Because of two previous notes, this number is often lower than bandwith reported in your cPanel statistics.

Further down the page is a section showing the totals for each Day of Month

Further down the page is a Countries section showing which countries your traffic is coming from.

If you wish to see the statistics for a different month, at the top of the page, in the drop down menu as shown below, select the month and year you wish to view and click OK.

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