Statistics, Counters, Transfer Limits

How do I find out how much traffic my site is getting, and from where?

The command pwstat or pwstat3 (each retrieves information from slightly different log formats; if you need the raw logs, see our page on Common Logs or Extended Common Logs) generates an HTML-formatted report on site activity for the current month.

The following information is included:
  1. Total traffic (in files and bytes delivered) from your site during the reporting period.
  2. Analysis of traffic by date.
  3. Analysis of traffic by archive name; i.e., filename.
  4. Analysis of traffic by archive type; i.e., the filename extension. Exact archive type breakdown could be difficult to interpret if, for example, you are making significant use of CGI scripts to deliver your site's content, as such will be listed under "CGI".
  5. Analysis of traffic by requesting top-level domain; e.g., gov, com, uk, etc. (Note: See the -r option.)
  6. Analysis of traffic by requesting continent, as determined by examination of the requesting domain. (Note: See the -r option.) The non-country top-level domains are determined as follows: com is treated as international and reported as "Commercial", edu although possibly international is treated as US and reported as "North America", gov is reported as "North America", mil is reported as "North America", net is treated as international and reported as "Network", and org is treated as international and reported as "Noncommercial Organization".
  7. Analysis of traffic by requesting reversed sub-domain; e.g., requests from America On-Line users are reported as com.aol.*. (Note: See the -r option.)
  8. List of URLs most frequently referring visitors to your site.
  9. List of domains most frequently referring visitors to your site.
For more information, please consult the pwstat man page.
What happens if I exceed my transfer limit

If you exceed the monthly transfer limit for your level of service, you will be charged for $1/GB for the excess.

You can, however, restrict the amount by which transfers exceed the limit (or prevent any excess at all) with the limitme command.



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