phpMyVisites: Open Source Web Analytics
phpMyVisites is an open source web analytics application written in PHP an MySQL. This offers similar features to AWStats and Webalizer. It is currently released in version 2.3 stable and under a GNU/GPL license. Originally created in 2002, this application has come along way to support the necessary requirements to provide useful web stats. As described on the phpMyVisites wiki, “phpMyVisites was created to address an important need for an Open Source (and free) program that offers features available in professional, “for-purchase-only” software” (About phpMyVisites).
There are a number of great features offered, which you can read about in more detail on their features page. The bulk of the features are contained within seven major sections of stats:
- Pages viewed
- Follow-up of visitors
- Visitor movement
- Source of visitors
- Hardware/software of visitors
- Track multiple websites
- Multiple users
- Clean user interface
- Strong security
- Graphics to help you visualize the numbers
- Multi-language support
- Search engine detection
- Get site stats in email and RSS format
Be sure to check out phpMyVisites and give it a try. It is easy to install and configure and has documentation for you to follow.
What do you use to track your site statistics? Do you use a hosted service or host your own application? Let us know in the comments.