Ubuntu: How many visits to my site on digitalocean?



Question:

It is only html. i deployed with apache.

i do vn stat

caner@ubuntu:~$ vnstat  Database updated: Sun Dec 24 01:56:25 2017       eth0 since 12/24/2017              rx:  0 KiB      tx:  2 KiB      total:  2 KiB       monthly                       rx      |     tx      |    total    |   avg. rate       ------------------------+-------------+-------------+---------------         Dec '17         0 KiB |       2 KiB |       2 KiB |    0.00 kbit/s       ------------------------+-------------+-------------+---------------       estimated        --     |      --     |      --     |       daily                       rx      |     tx      |    total    |   avg. rate       ------------------------+-------------+-------------+---------------       12/24/2017        0 KiB |       2 KiB |       2 KiB |    0.00 kbit/s       ------------------------+-------------+-------------+---------------       estimated        --     |      --     |      --     |  

it shoews this. what does this mean, 1 click?

and why time is 24 december?i just ran this vnstat command

    caner@ubuntu:~$ date  Tue Dec 26 21:38:06 UTC 2017  

i went as root

root@ubuntu-01:/var/log/apache2# ls  

access.log access.log.1 access.log.2.gz error.log error.log.1 error.log.2.gz other_vhosts_access.log

other_vhosts_access.log is empty.

and access.log has newest date while access.log.1 and access.log.2gz has older date?

for exampla latest in access.log is

178.x2.220.63 - - [26/Dec/2017:19:59:10 +0000] "GET /audio/bryan_adamsmp3 HTTP/1.1" 206 789160 "http://xxxx.com/" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/61.0.3163.100 Safari/537.36"  

so does this mean someone visited


Solution:1

First of all, this can not be translated into hits directly. The data usage will vary, depending on content. Photos and videos can consume megabytes per visitor, whilst text consumes very little bandwidth.

For the number of visitors, you should look at your logfiles, typically /var/log/apache2/access.log - or install a tracker like Google Analytics, which will give you improved stats.

The reason it says eth0 since 12/24/2017 is that this is the use since that date (tracking started then probably). It seems that on the 25. and 26. there was no traffic, and thus not reported.

Furthermore, 2kiB means that you probably had zero visitors. At the most one, if it's a really simple site.

You have a service called logrotate that rotates logs on a daily basis. The old ones gets moved, as you see, to a new filename, and optionally compressed, being given the .gz suffix.

Each line in the access.log generally means one hit, yes.


Solution:2

If you want to track who's been accessing your website, most basically, from Apache then you should look in /var/log/apache/access.log. You'll see lines like "GET / HTTP/1.0 200 [PAGE]" where [PAGE] is the referrer.


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