View Full Version : Questions about Traffic Stats
01-27-2004, 05:31 AM
I am completely confused about the stats for traffic on my webserver. I understand the basics like visitors vs. hits but what are "sites" and Kbytes for?
02-04-2004, 06:19 AM
I'll try to help with this one.
The kiloBytes is measuring how much information has been 'extracted' from your site by a visitor. Most ISPs give you a limit to the bandwidth that you can use each month. In other words, only so much information can be downloaded from your website. Basically, your KB must not exceed you bandwidth. (so far it's never happened to me)
Your sites, may be referring to the sites who have refered a visitor to you, for example, if I had a link on my site to you, and someone followed it, I would be in your stats as a referer.
Hope this helps
02-05-2004, 08:00 AM
Just to add to sparky_t's post.
(just incase you weren't aware)
There is a difference between hits and pages(page views)
Hits have always been loosely defined as the number of pages that have been viewed by visitors.
However, that definition is more specifically referred to as page views, where as hits is the number of files called by the server.
A few examples of hits.... pictures, graphics, css, include pages, etc.
So, a stats(log) program may show 10,000 hits. But if there are on average 10 files in each of your pages, then the number of pages views would actually be 1,000 (10,000/10)