SmarterStats 4.x Help
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What is SmarterStats?

SmarterStats is a complete Web log analytics tool that cost-effectively delivers relevant, accurate, and detailed statistics for a single website or tens of thousands of websites across a distributed network. SmarterStats provides a complete solution by offering support for many log file types (e.g. Internet Information Server (IIS), Apache, etc.) and support for multiple operating systems such as Windows and Linux. The unique methodology in which SmarterStats interprets log files and converts them into an efficient, proprietary, relational database that reduces disk space utilization up to 85% while creating an ideal platform for reporting and extensive data mining.

Benefits of SmarterStats

Reduction in overall log storage requirements

It can take gigabytes (or sometimes terabytes) of space for some web servers to save and store log files. SmarterStats reduces disk space requirements by nearly 85%, 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 server.

Enterprise Edition

SmarterStats Enterprise Edition is built 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.