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10-28-2008, 09:40 PM
I plan to move my site to a new provider. Is there a way to read the access-logs; e.g. Awstats, off line. I am using an Apple computer. I have downloaded the logs, now I have the issue of how to view them
My other question is, can I upload my old access-logs to the new provider to be able to read them through the cpanel?
10-29-2008, 01:13 AM
It took me a little bit to remember what software I used for this.
IMO this is the best one to use.
AlterWind Web Log Analyzer (http://www.alterwind.com/loganalyzer/)
heh, I read you said you had an Apple computer after I found the information for you.
I don't remember if you can upload access-logs to a new site or not. As long as it is the same domain then I don't see a problem with it. My best guess is that it would read any raw data it finds and use it. Ask your hosting service or maybe someone else will have more information for you here.
10-29-2008, 04:52 AM
Is there a way to read the access-logs; e.g. Awstats, off line.Your question is not clear. Do you mean the web server log files or the AWStats database files (awstatsMMYYYY.your_site.txt) ?
You can read and process the old log files on a new server AND you can use the old AWStats database files on any computer where AWStats is available.
11-05-2008, 06:08 AM
Actually I have down loaded the Awstats from my site-logs. I can't read these off line at the moment, can only see in the cpanel. Would like to see the stats off-line on my Mac.
Does anyone know of any software to read Awstats off line on a Mac?
11-05-2008, 06:19 AM
If your Mac can run Perl scripts, you can run AWstats on your Mac.
On the other hand, you can also generate static HTML files with AWStats. When this is done, you can copy these files anywhere and view them off-line.
11-05-2008, 08:35 AM
I save the HTML pages created by AWStats on my PC every month so if I want to check something up I can do it any moment without needing to log into my sites.
11-05-2008, 09:00 AM
Sure, if an HTML page is saved on your PC, you can view it locally.;)
11-10-2008, 02:26 AM
Actually my site is quite large and complicated so to generate the HTML files and save them every month is quite a time consuming task, this is why I wanted to view the log files that I can down-load by FTP quickly. What I was looking for was the name of a program to read Awstats for Apple Mac that could open these files conveniently.
11-10-2008, 03:17 AM
I do not know what "a program to read AWStats" is ? If you try to read the web server log files, my understanding is that they are huge in your case, because you wrote that the AWStats update is "quite a time consuming task". There is no way to conveniently open these files when they are very big, but to run the AWStats update.
The update of the AWStats database files can be time consuming only if the web server log files are very large. Some AWStats configuration options significantly impact the speed of the update process. Hard to say without directly looking at your system. This is also very much machine dependent.
11-10-2008, 04:48 AM
Generally AWStats is configured to run automatically at a certain time on the server to generate the HTML file with all the statistics. Honestly I don't know how to do it because my hoster gave me this feature ready with my hosting plan so every day I can look at the updated statistics and at the beginning of every month I save the previous month statistics.
You could have a look at AWStats documentation to see how to have the program run automatically and generate the HTML file you need to save you all the trouble to do it manually.