SmarterStats 4.x Help
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SmarterStats System Requirements

The initial requirements for using SmarterStats are minimal. One of the unique benefits of SmarterStats is the ability to manage the resources it consumes. Therefore, the resources used by SmarterStats can be adjusted to work in any environment with a variety of other desktop or server applications. For example; on a machine with multiple concurrent applications running, the system requirements can be adjusted to account for a number of different factors on the server (e.g., other processes that are running, the size of individual web sites, the amount of traffic , the size of the log files generated, etc.).

Currently, SmarterStats supports these common log file types: W3C, IIS, NCSA, NCSA Extended, Apache, Apache NCSA, and IPlanet Common Logs. Rotating logs not supported.

Minimum Requirements

  • 450 MHz Processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • 100MB Hard Disk Space (only allows for SmarterStats, .NET framework and small web site logs)
  • IIS 6* or higher with the Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework (including all applicable service packs and/or patches).
  • Windows Operating System:
    • Windows XP (Home or Professional, SP2 recommended)
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 2003
    • Windows 2008
  • The Management Web Interface supports the following browsers:
    • Internet Explorer 5.5 and higher
    • Firefox 1.5 and higher
    • Opera 8.5 or higher
    • Mozilla 1.7 or higher
  • End Users can access the Customer Portal Web Interface from most major browsers

*SmarterStats includes a basic Web server so that the product is fully functional upon installation—even without the existence of IIS or other web servers. In medium to high volume environments it is recommended that IIS 6 or higher be installed in place of the SmarterStats Web Server for increased performance and security.

Sample Installation

A sample installation of 150 Sites locally or through UNC and 50 Sites scheduled through FTP with an average daily log file of 15 MBs per site would require the following configuration:

  • Windows 2003 or higher
  • RAM: 256MB
  • CPU: PIII 800
  • DISK: 1/3 of the total space that would be required to store the raw LOG formats
  • IIS 6 or higher

SmarterStats Enterprise Edition Remote Service

The Remote Service itself can run on any server where log files reside. Extremely large sites (i.e. more than 1,000,000 visits) with extremely large log files may require the service to use up to 256MB of RAM. Obviously, this should be taken into consideration when looking at a specific web server's hardware configuration (CPU, available memory, etc.).

Minimum Requirements for Web servers where the Remote Service will be utilized are:

  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework (including all applicable service packs and/or patches).
  • Windows Operating System:
    • Windows XP (Home or Professional, SP2 recommended)
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 2003
    • Windows 2008

Finally, the Web Interface communicates with the Remote Service via port 50003. Firewalls or any other security measures that might prohibit communication from this port must have rules established to open this port.

Additional configuration information is available in the online Help, in supplemental documentation, or by contacting sales@smartertools.com.

NOTE: Every installation and environment is unique. Extra load caused by excessive volume and/or other factors may require more disk space, memory, database allocation, etc. No warrantee or guarantee is expressed or implied as to the efficacy or viability of these recommendations for a particular environment or application.