Log file Analyzers – don’t waste your resources
In an ever increasing on-demand world, having a site load very quickly is important. Â People, customers, employees, yourself, and even today’s search engines put a lot of importance into a quick loading page.
Take a look for a moment at your existing web stats tracking technologies. Â Some of you may be using a web log analyzer, some may be using a full featured tracker like GoStats, perhaps you’re using both? Â In any case, pay careful attention to your web log analyzer setup and be sure that you aren’t wasting resources:
-don’t have your web log analyzer processing during peak hours of your site
-be careful that your web log system does not process too much or undeeded data. Â These analyzers are good for hunting bots and catching errors,Â butÂ notÂ everything. If you have a web stats tracker like GoStats already installed, then you can reduce much of the work done on your server.
-update your software often – keep your logs rotated – patch any security holes quickly. Â If you have a web analyzer installed, budget some time to maintaining thatÂ installation.Â Â AsÂ youÂ areÂ usingÂ GoStats,Â weÂ takeÂ careÂ ofÂ thatÂ forÂ you.