When running a webserver your log files can rapidly fill with information about the visitors to your site, Webalizer can help.

Your webserver’s log files can be a mine of useful information with regards to the users visiting your website. Unfortunately, reading this information from the logs isn’t the simplest of tasks. To make this resource more useful there are tools available that look through the log files and generate statistics from them. Webalizer is one of these tools: it runs at regular intervals and creates statistics from your website logs as well as charts of usage. It is free and open source, being licensed under the GNU GPL.

Big data and privacy seem to be at odds. Providing data to companies creates modern day conveniences, but it also allows businesses to see too much into our everyday consumer lives.


When running a web server your log files can rapidly fill with information about the visitors to your site: Webalizer can help.

Discover more within your website and how it is being used by installing AWStats on your Linux system.

One of the more important aspects of running a website is knowing how your visitors are using your website.  This is where website analytics come in. These can help you discover which pages are most popular, which don’t work, which search terms are bringing users to your site and how long they are staying. While many shared hosting providers will supplement some form of analytics software with your hosting package, when you run your own dedicated server or virtual private server you’ll need to pick your own solution. There are a number of options available that can provide different interfaces and statistics. It’s well worth spending the time to experiment with a few to see which you like the most. In this article we will be covering installing the AWStats analytics tool.

Explore the evolution of video game streaming from Twitch.tv to YouTube gaming to the flurry of start-ups that are now entering this space.

According to the GEM Global Report 2015, around 100 million businesses are launched annually. That’s quite a lot of entrepreneurial spirit. It’s also great news for anyone who fancies exploring their next big idea or who enjoy the fruit of other people’s brilliant labor. Video game showcasting is also getting a taste of global success. From Twitch.tv to YouTube Gaming, plus a flurry of start-ups which are making this their focus, video game broadcasting has become big business.