Wusage 7.1 Manual: Configuring the Program in Simple Mode


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Wusage 7.1 Manual

Configuring the Program in Simple Mode

Wusage supports a wide range of options. Fortunately, a friendly graphical user interface is provided, making it easy for you to control the program.

Step One: Locating Log Files

When you select Simple Mode for the very first time, the next page you see will contain the following prompt:

Setting Up Wusage

Step One: indicate the location of your web server's log file, or a directory that contains one or more web server log files. Wusage must have a source of log data in order to produce a meaningful analysis.
Click on the Browse Log Files button to begin locating your log files. For complete instructions, please read the section of the manual before proceeding.

Step Two: Specifying your Virtual Server Name (Domain Name)

After you indicate the location of your log files, you will be asked to enter the name of your website. The prompt will look like this:

Setting Up Wusage

Step Two: enter the host name of your web server. EXAMPLE: www.mydomain.com

_____________________ [Next Step!]

Enter the name of your website in the blank provided. DO NOT enter http:// or a trailing /. Just enter the name of the website you will analyze, such as www.mydomain.com or www.myschool.edu.

Now click on the Next Step! button to proceed to the final configuration step.

Step Three: Deciding How Many Reports to Produce

You will need to make one more decision before you can begin to produce reports.

Wusage can produce daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and summary reports. Of course, this requires memory and disk space. Websites which produce more than 5 megabytes of log data per day should turn off the summary and annual reports. Websites which produce close to 1 gigabyte of log data per day may need to turn off everything except for daily reports. Fortunately, historical information is still available; there are day-to-day charts which can be easily accessed from the "executive summary" for any particular day.

You will see a configuration page like this:

Select Reporting Frequencies

Step Three: Wusage can create daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, and cumulative summary reports. However, turning on the longer-term reporting frequencies requires more memory. If your log files are large, you may wish to turn off quarterly, annual and cumulative summary reports. [X] Daily Reports
[X] Weekly Reports
[X] Monthly Reports
[X] Quarterly Reports
[X] Annual Reports
[X] Summary Reports
[Next Step!]

By default, all of the reporting frequencies are turned on. Decide which reports to turn off, if any, turn them off by clicking on the checkboxes, and click the Next Step! button.

Moving On

After completing the third step, you will see the following page:

Wusage Is Ready For Use!

On the next page, your first action will most likely be to click the "Update Statistics" button. You can then use the "View Statistics" button to see the results of your analysis.

Congratulations! As this page says, you have completed your configuration, and now you are ready to work with the program. To continue, read the section. In this section, and all of the others that follow, the information presented usually relates to all three modes of operation: Simple, ISP, and Advanced. If the information is specific to one of the three this will be indicated in the text.
Previous: Before You Start: Choosing Simple, ISP or Advanced Mode
Next: Configuring the Program in ISP Mode
Table of Contents
Topical Configuration Editor Reference
Alphabetical Configuration Editor Reference
Alphabetical Configuration File Reference
Glossary of Frequently Used Terms

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