Community Knowledge Base

Report Settings

System administrators can use this section to specify general settings for SmarterStats reports. To access this section, click the Settings icon and then click Report Settings in the navigation pane. The report settings will load in the content pane and the following options will be available in the content pane toolbar:

  • Save - Saves any changes made on the page.
  • Load Defaults - There are default values set for each item listed in Report Settings that are available and that will accommodate the majority of servers running SmarterStats. If, at any time, system admins want to revert to these default settings they simply click this button.

The following tabs will be available in the content pane:


Use this tab to specify the following settings:

  • Custom Report Limit - The maximum number of days for which users can retrieve statistics when creating custom reports. Note: This option is only available in SmarterStats Enterprise.
  • Max Items Per Report - Limits the number of report items that can be added to one custom report. Note: This option is only available in SmarterStats Enterprise.
  • DNS Threads - Depending on your computer's hardware configuration, it may be beneficial to raise or lower how much processing it does by changing the maximum number of IP addresses it resolves at one time. The default value of 100 will work for most servers.
  • DNS Lookup Limit - Allows you to set a limit on the number of resolved IP addresses that are returned when a user checks the Resolve IPs option in their settings. The higher the number of resolved IP addresses you allow, the longer those report items will take to display, which also results in a higher load on your server.

File Extensions

Although SmarterStats automatically assigns file extensions to specific categories, system administrators have the ability to reassign file extensions to different categories, or add new file types. Use this tab to specify whether specific file extensions should be categorized as downloads, documents, dynamic pages or images.

NOTE: When adding or updating any file extensions, those changes will only take effect from that point forward. If you want to have the new extensions show in your legacy reports -- say you add WEBP to your list of images and want to know how often WEBP files were accessed in the previous month -- you will need to reprocess the log files for however far back you want to go.