Good free tracker/stats script?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by torndownunit, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. torndownunit macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2009
    Can someone recommend a good, free, simple to setup method for monitoring site traffic and stats?

    I know about Googles tools and I use them. But the client likely won't want to sign up for Google. He will just want easy access to a page he can view with stats. He won't want any logos from the free services out there on his pages either though.

    I assume this will require a php script (?) but there are a million out there to sort through. I am looking for some recommendations to narrow that down.
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    I use AWStats for my site. I think it uses Perl to process the web server logs and I can access the sites through a URL, so after the setup there's nothing more to do. There are other log processing software too.
  3. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2004
    Ditto. But if you can't be arsed to create a login, AwStats may be slightly complicated install. I use extreme tracking myself, and it costs me about 15 bucks a quarter but I like it a lot. Again, an account will have to be created though. I can't believe someone would be that lazy.

    Or is this going to be one of those threads where a spammer buddy comes in and drops a URL?
  4. torndownunit thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2009
    No. The site owner just has no computer know-how whatsoever, and is as lazy as they come. There are plenty of people out there in the same vote. I just want to set something up so he can just bookmark a page and look at it when he wants updates. Because that is what he wants.

    If he had decent hosting, I'm sure it would have included something. But he doesn't, so I am looking for something to set up.
  5. sunday macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
    Urchin from Google is great. I would even say its better than Google analytics or awstats...

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