Jul 19, 2012, 7:24 PM
7 Posts

Xpages Web Analytics and logging etc

  • Category: XWork Server
  • Platform: All
  • Release: 8.5.3
  • Role: Developer,Administrator
  • Tags: Web Analytics Xwork server
  • Replies: 4
 Hi there,
I have a website that  is very secure and has a requirement to have comprehensive user tracking.  Therefore the use of things like Google analytics is not viable as it sends user data out from the server (customer requirement that web tracking be loaded on server). 
What web analytics software can I install on the server, that will give me feature rich tracking so that I can see what each user is doing and perhaps where they are struggling or loosing interest etc.
In other words, everything google anaytics gives me but on install on the server. 
Jul 20, 2012, 3:54 AM
33 Posts
Re: Xpages Web Analytics and logging etc
There are a number of ways to do this.  I guess you will be looking at either javascript or log file analysis to get the stats you will be looking for.
You can configure Domino to write it's web server log to a text file, but I am not sure if the format of it would be usable by some of the software that produces stats from log files, you will need to try this out.  The most common one that isn't a SAAS/Hosted that I have seen is AWStats.  You could also look at Webalizer.
If you wanted to use javascript, you could look at both Piwik and Open Web Analytics.  These will need a xAMP server to sit on, but they both provide fairly detailed analysis of stats.  I know Piwik is real-time, but can be changed for high traffic sites; not sure if OWA is real-time.
Hope this is what you are wanting....
Jul 20, 2012, 11:33 AM
298 Posts
You could run the Dom logs through an analyzer
We have run our Domino text logs through Deep Log Analyzer (they have a free version) and it seems to do a good job. Howard
Jul 23, 2012, 3:46 AM
261 Posts
Re: Xpages Web Analytics and logging etc
I've worked with AWStats and it can handle the Domino (text) log files without problems.
Most of the log file analyzers allow you to specify the syntax of the log files you're feeding them. The format that Domino uses is pretty common.
Jul 23, 2012, 6:41 AM
33 Posts
Re: Xpages Web Analytics and logging etc
Thanks for that Mark.  That has saved me a task that was bound to come up in the future.  :-)