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  1. p3bundles
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have been using the plugin ShortStat for some time now. It really slows my entire site down... I have also tried http://www.activemeter.com ... but my site takes too long to load.

    I was wondering what some of you use and would recommend. I would rather not have to pay anything for it :) But maybe you will tell me that all the free ones are just not good...

    I am open to suggestions. Thanks.

  2. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    google analytics

  3. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    I personally started using Slim stat.

  4. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    google analytics isn't accepting any new sites, last time I checked.

  5. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Do you have access to the web logs ? If you do, then awstats is pretty good.

  6. p3bundles
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    miklb - I like the look of Slim Stat ... and I can even migrate my ShortStat data to it... one question: will it slow me down considerably when I am posting?

    VaamYob - I just checked the awstats and I like them too. The only problem is that I can't see drill down detail in terms of IP address... was it someone surfing from a government office or from an insurance company?

  7. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm not aware of any slow down. I also use awstat, as well as a few other stats packages my host provides. I just like the interface of slim stat. Especially for a quick snapshot.

  8. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    P3,
    I'm not sure what you're looking for. In my awstats, it shows:

    cpe-071-068-122-175.carolina.res.rr.com

    rr.com is an ISP, so I'm guessing it's someone's broadband connection;

    further down, I see:

    joshua-ext.edwards.af.mil

    I'm guessing it's some bored soldier at Edwards Air Force Base;

    I also see:

    ip154.hub360.stpaul.k12.mn.us

    which is probably some kid at the school library;

    lastly, I see:

    nat-7.cat.com

    which looks like a corporate router/firewall.

  9. ShortStat slows down once the database reaches a certain size. If you want to keep ShortStat, there was a script (probably _killprevious.php) which was included to remove stats from the database which had been recorded over the previous months. If you run that script, you should notice a speed increase.

    Personally, I was such a fan of ShortStat, that I "upgraded" to Mint.

    Unfortunately, Mint does cost $30. I felt that it was worth it, but you may not agree. Fortunately, there is a rather large list of free statistic plugins here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Statistics

  10. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    just a fyi macmanx, and anyone else reading, slim stat is a fork of short stat, and a quite nice one at that.

  11. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow, mint looks pretty nice.

    It's a good alternative to google's offering.

  12. slim stat is a fork of short stat

    Then I sure hope that SlimStat isn't using any of Shaun's copyrighted ShortStat code.

    ::Edit:: Whoops, never mind. ShortStat was released under the GPL.

  13. p3bundles
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Mint is pretty cool.
    I will first try awstats and will test slim stat as well.

    Thanks for all the help and feedback!

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