SmarterStats 3.x Help
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What is SmarterStats?

SmarterStats is an application that essentially takes the information stored in the log files created by a web server and protrays that information in a graphical, easy-to-read format. It is also the most advanced web analytic software currently available, allowing system administrators to decrease the overall cost of providing web analytics to end users, and in most cases it will end up saving companies over 50% of the costs of competing products. In addition to providing the system administrator with advanced features, the client (i.e. marketing or sales departments, webmasters, etc.) will have access to the most advanced reporting system available, from anywhere at any time via a simple web-based interface, further increasing the return on investment.

Benefits of SmarterStats

In addition to the features and benefits you will find with SmarterStats Professional Edition, there were features missing in competing products that SmarterTools Inc. wanted to address. Below is an explanation of a few of these:

Reduction in overall log storage requirements

It can take gigabytes of space for some web servers to save and store log files. SmarterStats reduces disk space requirements by nearly 90%, which can drastically reduce the costs associated with hard drives and backups, etc. For many ISP's and hosting companies, this can save thousands of dollars on a monthly basis.

Increase in potential stats hosting per server

Many competing products can only support around 1,000 to 2,000 sites per licensed application. SmarterStats incorporates an optimized architecture that increases the number of websites supported, improving hardware optimization and decreasing the cost per site of providing stats for end users. This allows you to fit more web sites on the Web Interface to get more out of your log analyzer. Due to its low-impact design, SmarterStats can even run on machines that are running other applications.

Professional Edition

SmarterStats Professional Edition is built and priced for companies or individuals who support anywhere from one to many sites on a single web interface.

Enterprise Edition

SmarterStats Enterprise Edition is built and priced for companies such as medium to large web hosts, internet service providers, corporations, or various other enterprise-level organizations running a distributed architecture network. Using a single web interface plus a web service that is installed on each log-generating server, the functionality of SmarterStats Enterprise is optimally distributed across your network to provide advanced features for system administrators and end users alike. This results in fewer software licenses and a reduction in hardware costs associated with additional servers. SmarterStats Enterprise Edition can reduce the number of reporting servers 30 to 1 over competing products.

Finally, SmarterStats provides industry standard Web Services that allow easy integration into external applications. This means that the vast majority of management tasks associated with providing log analysis (e.g. adding and deleting sites and users, etc.) are fully automated. this drastically reduces the cost of ownership for system administrators. Because of this, SmarterStats is the log analysis package of choice for some of the largest companies in the world.