PHPBuilder: Revisited: Logging With PHP

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Dec 12, 2000


"Figuring out where your hits are coming from and which pages are being viewed is not too difficult if you use a good log analyzer like Analog or something similar.

But if you want to pull up reports on the fly at any time, you need to take a different route." Figuring out where your hits are coming from and which pages are being viewed is not too difficult if you use a good log analyzer like Analog or something similar. but if you want to pull up reports on the fly at any time, you need to take a different route.

"For about six months, I was importing my Apache logs into an SQL database and then running ad-hoc queries against that.

Unfortunately, that requires me to go out and manually grab those log files, tweak the format a bit, then import. I wanted something better - something that was continually updated, gave me information on what content was being viewed, browser and platforms stats, and trends over time."

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