Support » Plugin: Slimstat Analytics » So far so good! Like the metrics! ^_^

  • Gives lots of good stats. I like the fact that you can tunnel down into the data in a few interesting ways to see for instance search engine “crawlers” vs. purported “real humans.” Or you can burrow down to get stats on a specific day or a specific hour on a specific day, etc.

    Haven’t had any major issues with it, and it’s given me some interesting insights into our company’s site traffic patterns. For instance that search bots far outpace real human views… =o\

    There are a few metrics it could add to be even better like bandwidth usage. (Please? If possible…) But other than that, it seems quite useful. I’d give it a definite thumbs up!

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  • Plugin Author Jason Crouse


    Unfortunately it would be overkill to measure the bandwidth used through PHP, since ALL the requests (including CSS, images, js files etc) should go through some sort of PHP proxy that would keep count of how many bytes are being sent/received.

    It’s much easier to get this information from your Apache access-log, which is usually not accessible via PHP for security reasons.

    So, long story short, it’s not possible because this information is only available at a lower level.

    Thank you for your vote!

    Ahh, well, darn! ‘Cause it would be interesting to know. ^_^

    Gotta’ admit it was a neato idea while it lasted. All 10 seconds or so. 😉 Hehe


    Plugin Author Jason Crouse


    There are a few Apache modules out there that do exactly what you need, but this is the best solution

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