Apache Log Analyzer

ifrogz_forum used Ask the Experts™

Our company wants to use an apache web log analyzer to improve our website. We are wondering if anyone has used an analyzer that keeps track of the following criteria:

-Length of time for the user to load the webpage
-Time of each request
-Count the number of times a specific error page appears (404 for example)
     -If possible what caused the error
-Analyze the bandwidth (both client and server)
-Length of time for the database calls

Please only mention analyzers that you know have these capabilities and let us know what you thought of that analyzer.

Thanks in advance.
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Are you trying to hit a specific budget?  If purchased software is an option, WebTrends will do at least four of the five things you've stated and may also do the database timing but I have not specifically done that.  All in all, WebTrends is a solid product.  It allows for very versatile log file retrieval including looking inside of zip archives and/or fetching logs va ftp.  It allows for load balanced log file analysis over multiple servers for the same site and has customizable profiles for site by site or sub-site anaylsis.  All in all, it does a very good job and is a stable, reliable product day in and day out.
Top Expert 2010

Alternatively on the free front and worth a look before speding a few pennies are tools such as: http://www.analog.cx/   and http://awstats.sourceforge.net/

Analog takes a bit longer to set-up, than http://awstats.sourceforge.net/ , but its more flexible, and faster, also the 64bit version has the ability to process large (>4GB) log files.

There are pre-build packages, for both out there, and both include a few tutorials and few example configuration files. What are you trying to do?

If  you have your after a supported product there are plenty out there e.g.

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial