The Data Collection menu of the General tab allows you to configure how your website data will be collected for analysis by Logaholic. Each of the three Data Collection methods has its own setup procedure as well as its own advantages and disadvantages. A fourth method, Logaholic’s Hybrid Mode, allows you to combine methods to give you greater flexibility over how your website data is collected.
Click on the name of the Method listed below for more information.
2. Log File Analysis (FTP Download)
This option will copy the web server log file from your remote server to a subdirectory of the folder where Logaholic is installed locally for processing. This option requires that you use either an installed FTP Client or Logaholic’s built-in FTP function. To configure this option, you will also need to provide the credentials of your FTP account and FTP access to the location of the log files on the remote server.
3. Log File Analysis (Local file)
This option imports your local web server log file into Logaholic for analysis, the logfile contains information about your website visitors, where they came from, how they navigate your site, etc., To configure this option, you will need to provide the directory pathname of your local web server log file.
4. Hybrid Mode
Hybrid Mode provides the best of both worlds, combining web server log data with Logaholic’s unique Java Tracker data, which includes data not available in your web server logs.
(Java Tracker or Log File analysis)
In general we recommend using log files. However, there are some situations where using the Java Tracker is preferred over using log files.
The following video by Tim Wilson explains in four minutes how a Java Tracker works and why you may wish to choose this method for collecting data for your website.
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