july 4, 2004

This is a cool tool for websites: ShortStat. It keeps track of stats on a page, but only lists the most popluar and tracks single pages better than Webalizer. Oh, and ShortStat also uses a database backend and does its statistics in realtime (instead of the access_log parsing that Webalizer does on a preset period). The only drawback is that you'll have to add a snippet of code to each page that you'll want to track stats on. Currently, I will only be tracking stats for the articles, frontpage, and gallery. I'll make ultramookie shortstat available for viewing. I'll keep Webalizer stuff private still though. Try out ShortStat if you run a site and need to see what's going on.