AWStats terminology explained
A description of the terms used in the "AWStats" statistics software we offer.
See http://awstats.sourceforge.net/docs/index.html for the official documentation and more information.
Best thought of as the total number of individual people who have been to your website during a given period. If a visitor comes back several times during that period, they are counted only once.*
* Because some ISPs allocate a different IP addresses each time a user logs on, some of your visitors may be counted more than once.
While "Unique Visitors" tells you how many individual people have been to your website, "Visits" tells you the total number of times they've all been. This will also give you some idea how many of those individual people have come back to your site after their first visit.
The "Hits" figure is often quoted, but has very little statistical use when calculated like this. "Unique Visitors" and "Visits" are a far better indication of the popularity of your site.
This counts the total amount of data transmitted from your website. This figure will generally be lower than bandwidth figures generated in your cPanel, as it does not count FTP or email, and is only a basic calculation of your website traffic. It can however be helpful in tracking down which parts of your website are causing the most traffic, and which of your files you could optimize for size.
The first page viewed by a visitor during their visit.
The last page viewed by a visitor during their visit.
The time a visitor spent on your site for each visit.
A browser that is used primarily for copying an entire site. These include for example "teleport", "webcapture" and "webcopier".
Direct access / Bookmark
This number represent the number of hits or ratio of hits when a visit to your site comes from a direct access. This means the first page of your web site was called:
- By typing your URL on the web browser address bar
- By clicking on your URL stored by a visitor inside its favorites
- By clicking on your URL found everywhere but not another internet web pages (a link in a document, an application, etc...)
- Clicking an URL of your site inside a mail is often counted here
Add To Favourites
This is an estimation of how many visitors added your site to their Bookmarks or Favorites. This figure will usually be higher than the actual number, due to the way this is calculated. Unfortunately there is no guaranteed way of knowing exactly how many people added your site.
HTTP Error Codes
HTTP status codes are returned by web servers to indicate the status of a request. Codes 200 and 304 are used to tell the browser the page can be viewed. The following table outlines all status codes defined for the HTTP/1.1 draft specification outlined in IETF rfc 2068. They are 3-digit codes where the first digit of this code identifies the class of the status code and the remaining 2 digits correspond to the specific condition within the response class. They are classified in 5 categories: