The Access Watch plugin is logging requests to the Access Watch web traffic intelligence service.
Using innovative technologies, this data will be deeply analyzed and available for you in a beautiful interface.
Access Watch is hyper efficient at detecting and blocking:
- brute force attacks
- comment spam & trackback spam
- contact form spam
- suspicious registrations
- suspicious xml-rpc requests (spam, attacks)
- referer spam (also known as referral/referrer spam)
- Who’s behind Access Watch?
The Access Watch service is operated by “Access Watch Technologies GmbH”, a company based in Berlin (Germany) with an international team. Our servers are also currently located in Germany, so is your data.
- How does it works?
After each HTTP request on your WordPress website, the metadata are logged to the Access Watch service. The data sent is commonly named “Access Logs”, it contains things like the client IP Address, the HTTP Method, the HTTP Headers and the URL.
- Is it free?
Our service is currently in beta and free for all our users. When we will be out of beta, the basic service should stay free for most of our users: small websites and non-commercial websites. For bigger or commercial websites, we plan to charge on the volume of data processed.
- What about performance?
By default, Access Watch is caching data in your website MySQL database using the “Transients API” from WordPress. While it works well for most websites, for demanding websites we suggest using an alternate WordPress object cache, such as the one provided by the “W3 Total Cache” plugin. Please let us know if there is any issue or if you need help!
Access Watch lets me see in real time what's happening on my website. I now know that I have many visitors from Russia and China, although none of them are humans (unfortunately). Can recommend this to anyone who operates a website big or small.
Release Date – 15 March 2017
- UI update: detailed request improvements
Release Date – 12 March 2017
- UI update: detailed request panel
Release Date – 27 February 2017
- Updated user interface
- Get the name and description of the bad robots
- For top identified robots, link to our public robot database
- In the request screen, click on a request to get details on the agent
- We hope you’ll like it! Tell us what you think!
Release Date – 18 February 2017
- change how the urls for plugin assets are generated
Release Date – 13 February 2017
- Handle uninstall hook
Release Date – 26 January 2017
- disable db execution time tracking
Release Date – 23 January 2017
- Happy New Year!
- update PHP libraries: updated session and feedback handling
- better track execution time: db and http breakdown
Release Date – 1 December 2016
- UI update: improve Agent logs panel
Release Date – 28 November 2016
- UI update: more events
Release Date – 24 November 2016
- UI update: more robot icons
Release Date – 23 November 2016
- UI update: robots filter
Release Date – 21 November 2016
- UI update: logs pagination
Release Date – 11 November 2016
- UI update: Real Time Requests with WebSocket
Release Date – 9 November 2016
- UI update: Add Worldmap to dashboard, Focus on Robots