SmarterStats 4.x Help
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Adding a Server

This page lists all the servers that are available on SmarterStats. System Administrators can add, edit, and delete all servers from this page.

To add a new server, click the Manage button from the main tool bar, then select Servers from the left tree view, and then click the New icon from the actions tool bar.

Options

  • Server ID - uniquely identifies the server and is not editable.
  • Server IP - Enter the IP address associated with the Server.
  • Server Name - Enter a friendly name for the server. This is only used for display purposes.

Importing

  • Compression Level - Select the level from the drop down box that imported files should follow.
  • Idle Time between Loops - Enter the number of minutes the sever should be idle between loops.
  • Import Time of Day - Enter the start and end time the sever should be importing files.

Processing

  • Session Timeout - The minutes between when one session counts as a separate session, or the time of inactivity between website hits before one session becomes another.
  • Max Sessions Per Site - The number of concurrent sessions tracked when the server is importing log files. This setting should not be changed.
  • Reader Time Slice - The time dedicated to importing a single site's logs before moving on to the next site, in minutes. The optimum setting is between 5 and 45.
  • Reader Threads - The number of concurrent sites to import. The higher this number the more RAM and CPU cycles are necessary. The optimum setting is 1.
  • Base Priority - The thread priority of imports. This setting should stay at "Normal" or below. Increasing the priority increases the amount of CPU required.
  • Rows Before Sleep - The number of rows in a log file processed before the Worker Sleep Time. The lower the number, the less CPU required, but the slower the import.
  • Row Sleep Time - The number of milliseconds the service sleeps between processing rows in log files. Optimum setting is between 0 and 3. The higher the number the slower the import and less CPU required. If you want to import logs very quickly and CPU usage is not a problem, set this to 0.
  • Debug Level - The level of detail kept in the service log file. This should remain at 10 unless instructed to change it by a SmarterTools representative.