September 01, 2005

Curious George: Log file analyzer. Any recommendations for a low-cost/free server log analyzer for Windows? Nothing fancy; I mostly just want to resolve IPs to domains and see what corporations/agencies are visiting my site.
  • Not sure if this is what you're after -- nextgenstats is what I use to see which of my friends in various states/countries are reading my weblog -- it's free, and turns the pretty IP numbers into domains. Here's what a page looks like. Hope this helps.
  • I was just looking at my awstats output for my server. GPL, perl-based, very configurable.
  • Seconding the awstats. I'll look at putting up a screenshot later.
  • awstats is indeed very good, and has many handy plugins, including GeoIP resolvers and the like. Webalizer has a Windows port, and is simplicity itself to configure and run. FunnelWeb is also nice, but now discontinued although you can still find the free version around if you look hard enough.
  • If you are like me and have access to your sites web traffic logs but are too dumb to configure any software you can download the logs manually and use Weblog Expert Lite which is free and does a pretty good job of looking at stats.