How does Nihuo Web Log Analyzer work?
Before first running Nihuo Web Log Analyzer, you need understand
some of the basic concepts about how Nihuo Web Log Analyzer works
and what information it requires to analyze your web site.
Web Servers and Log Files
All web servers running on the Internet, regardless of platform,
most of them records all server activity to a log file. The file is
saved in text format.
The below thing is a sample of log entry using the following
fields: Time, Client IP Address, Method, URI Stem, HTTP Status, and
17:42:15 172.16.255.255 GET /default.htm
The preceding entry indicates :
- On May 2, 1998 at 5:42 P.M. UTC
- A user with HTTP version 1.0 and the IP
address of 172.16.255.255 issued an HTTP GET command for the file
- The request was returned without
To generate detailed server statistics,Nihuo Web Log Analyzer
requires access to this log file. The log file can be accessed
locally or remotely.
Hits and Visits
A log entry will generate a "Hit" on the web server. For
example, if a web page contains 5 images, a visit on that page will
generate 6 "Hits" on the web server, one hit for the web page, 5
hits for the images.
A unique user is determined by the IP address. By default, a
visit session is terminated when a user falls on inactive state for
more than 30 minutes. So a unique user may visit your web site
twice and get reported as two visits.
If the visitor left the web site and came back 30 minutes later,
Nihuo Web Log Analyzer will report 2 visits. If the visitor came
back within 30 minutes, Nihuo Web Log Analyzer will still report 1
Project and Profile
Need to measure the traffic of your web site? Here's the right
- Add a project that specifies the location
of your web server log file.
- A profile named "General Report" without
any filters will be added into the project. You can add profile to
specify how to analyse the log files and customize the report.
- Select the project or profile that you want
analyse and Select "Analyse" from toolbar.