joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukThese are the ways you can monitor visitors to your website:

1) Web Server Traffic Analysis Tools,

2) Access and Error Logs,

3) Web Analysis Tools.


Web Server Traffic Analysis Tools

AWStats and Webalizer are two examples.

Either will present graphs to illutrate traffic patterns as well as identify the source by IP address of traffic to your website.

You will need to sign into your Hosting Control Panel to activate either one of these tools before you can use them.

Read more: Web Server Traffic Analysis Tools.


Access & Error Logs

You can monitor traffic to your website in a less visually friendly way by means of Access and Error Logs.

These can be viewed and downloaded from the server after signing into your Hosting Control Panel.

They are useful for:

  • evluating potential website hacks and
  • resolving issues when your website is malfunctioning.

Read more: Access Logs & Error Logs.


Web Analysis Tools

Google Analytics is an example of a web application designed to enable website owners to monitor the success of their search engine marketing strategy.

Its use requires adding script provided by Google to your website.

Please ask if you would like assistance with adding a Google Analytics script to your website.

Read more: Google Analytics.

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