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New setup of the website

14 November 2005

It took me some time but finally I got around to changing my setup for my website. I finally got around to setting up my own server and installing all the components I needed. Basiscally I set up a shadow system of the one I already succesfully was running and then in a jiffy switched from one to the other. It all now runs on a dedicated server so you all won't be experiencing any downtime whenever something else than the webserver crashes.

Oh and I changed my stats. AWSTATS was too much of a hassle, difficult to setup, hard to share and all in all not worth the trouble. I now have WEBALIZER (based on the version 2.01-10 of the original Webalizer) running, an excellent free stat-tool, which is easy to setup, runs on the command-line and creates reports on the fly. All customizable and the HTML- and CSS-code is excellent as well - just check it out! Click on the stats-icon in the metadata table ;-)

Updated 10 February 2006, by Sebastiaan Naafs - van Dijk

Today I installed the latest version of Stepstones Webalizer, v2.2.0.1. It's a lot better than the former version I used, only I was a bit surprised to see that the HTML that is generated is quite a step backwards. It used to be XHTML 1.0 Transitional, with most of the mark-up being amde in <div>'s, but now everything is marked up with tables in HTML 4.01 Strict. Meaning I have to rewrite a lot of my CSS, as even the class names and id's have changed. Hmmm, bear with me on this one, the layout isn't too bad, I'm just missing the colours in my headers, the link-images and some other small stuff. Maybe I'll even have to se what's changed in the configuration files, to see if I'm missing out on some of the new goodies and features of this version. I'm still using my old configuration file, but that's a task for the whee hours of some night...

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  1. Jeroen Sangers posted:

    I still don't understand why you had so much problems with AWStats; I usually have it up-and-running within 10 minutes.
    I see that you need to tweak Webalizer a little bit more, as it still counts .CSS and .JS files as pages, while they should only be counted as hits.

    ... on 15 November 2005 @ 09:52

  2. Sebastiaan posted:

    It could be because I do not have Perl standard running, that I do not have any knowledge of Perl, that the explanatory documents of AWSTATS aren't easy to read, that running AWSTATS as CGI is harder than running Webalizer and that it is quite picky about mixed logfiles...
    Anyway, with some practice and for large websites I believe AWSTATS could be good, but all in all Webalizer is a lot easier and more efficient for my needs ;-)

    ... on 15 November 2005 @ 15:53

  3. Sebastiaan posted:

    I've cleaned up the reporting that Webalizer does after the tips you gave me Jeroen! When I have some more time on my hands I will tweak them some more.

    ... on 15 November 2005 @ 23:42

  4. Pappa posted:

    Nieuwe server, cool....misschien kun je nou effe een ftp erin zetten (er bestaat een server ftp professiona) dan kan ik mijn "massa" met software voor jou erop "leggen"...en muziek voor Marjolijn...makkelijker dan maar verzamelen (in mijn situatie)...succes...

    ... on 16 November 2005 @ 09:37

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