The Best Free Web Log Analysis Tools

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There are a lot of web log analysis tools out there, and many are free. This is a list of some of the best.

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Deep Log Analyzer

Deep software

Deep-Software

Deep Log Analyzer is the best free web analytics software. It is a local log analysis tool that works on your site logs without requiring any codes or bugs on your site. It's not as fancy as Google Analytics, but it does offer a few extra features. Plus, if you need more features, there is a paid version you can upgrade to.

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Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Google Inc.

Google Analytics is one of the best free web log analysis tools available. There are a few reports that are not included, but the graphs and well-defined reports make it very nice. Some people don't like giving a large corporation like Google such direct access to their site metrics. And other people don't like needing a bug placed on the web pages in order to track them.

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AWStats

AWStats

AWStats 

AWStats is a free web analysis tool that works as a CGI script on your web server or from the command line. You run it and it evaluates your weblogs with many different reports. You can also use it to analyze FTP and mail logs as well as web log files. Some useful features include the ability to export reports to XML, text, and PDF, a report on 404 pages and the referrers for them, plus all the standard visitor and page view stats.

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W3Perl

W3Perl

W3Perl

W3Perl is a CGI based free web analytics tool. It offers the ability to use a page bug to track page data without looking at log files or the ability to read the log files and report across them.

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BBClone

BBClone

BBClone

BBClone is a PHP based web analytics tool or web counter for your web page. It provides information about the last visitors to your site tracking things like IP address, OS, browser, referring URL and more.

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Visitors

Visitors

Visitors

Visitors is a command line free log analysis tool. It can generate both HTML and text reports by simply running the tool over your log file. One interesting feature is the real-time streaming data you can set up.

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Webalizer

Webalizer

Webalizer

Webalizer is a nice little free web log analysis tool that is easily ported to many different systems. It comes with several different languages for reports and a bunch of stats to report on.

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Webtrax

Webtrax

Webtrax

Webtrax is a free web analytics tool that is very customizable, but not as well programmed as it could be. The author admits that there are some issues, and it doesn't appear to be under active support at this time. But it does support a number of reports and provides good information from your log files.

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Dailystats

Dailystats

Dailystats

Dailystats is a free web analysis program that is not intended to be your complete analytics package. Instead, Dailystats wants to give you a small subset of statistics that are useful for reviewing on a regular basis - such as daily. It provides information on entry pages, page views of each page, and referrer log analysis.

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Relax

Relax

Relax

Relax is a free web analytics tool that tells you just who is referring people to your site. It looks at search engines and searches keywords as well as specific referral URLs to give you precise information on who is sending customers to your site. It's not a complete analytics package, but it works well for referral information.