Metrics

On the BYU Domains Dashboard under “Metrics,” you will find several applications that can give you more insight into your website's statistics.

Visitors

This simple application allows you to see the last 1,000 visits to your website. You can use this information to learn more about your audience and adjust to their needs. On the BYU Domains homepage, click on the “Visitors” application under “Metrics.”

Select a domain to investigate by clicking on the magnifying glass.

The next page will list your most recent visitors. You can use the search bar on the left to narrow down your results. You can also click the gear icon on the right to adjust what data is displayed.


Bandwidth

What is bandwidth? In simple terms, bandwidth refers to capacity how much information an internet connection can handle at a time, and how quickly that information can move.

Every internet connection has a limited bandwidth, and some things take up more bandwidth than others. You may have noticed that if you're on the same network as someone who's gaming online or watching a streaming service, the internet might be slower for you.

Imagine that getting onto an internet page is like trying to fill a pool. If you only a have a tiny garden hose, it will take a long time for the water to fill the pool but if you have a massive pipe, filling the pool will take no time at all. Likewise, if you have a small bandwidth capacity, it can only transfer a small amount of information at a time, and it will take a while for the information to load on the page; a larger bandwidth, on the other hand, can load the information almost instantaneously.

We can apply this same concept to your website. If you have many users trying to download a lot of information at the same time, it will require a lot of bandwidth space which will slow down the user's connection.

If your site uses a lot of bandwidth, your site will may load very slowly. To fix this problem, you will need to either increase your bandwidth, or decrease your bandwidth usage by reducing the amount of data stored on your site.

The Bandwidth application allows you to see the bandwidth usage for your site. It shows the current month’s bandwidth usage, as well as your total bandwidth usage. To see your bandwidth, click on the “Bandwidth” application under “Metrics.”

This page displays your overall usage. You can click one of the pie graphs to view the stats for a specific month.

This page displays the stats of a particular month on a day by day basis.


Awstats

This application uses Advanced Web Statistics software to give you stats on site traffic and how users are accessing your website. To see these statistics, go to the “Awstats” application under “Metrics.”

Click on the magnifying glass to see the specific stats for your website.

On this page you can view monthly, daily, and hourly averages in graphs and tables, the links through which visitors access your website, HTTP codes, operating systems, browser information, and locales of origin.


Analog Stats

Analog Stats is an application that lets you see traffic statistics for your domain by month. To access this application, click on “Analog Stats” on the BYU Domains dashboard under “Metrics.”

Click on the magnifying glass next to your website.

Then select which month you want to view.

This pulls up a page with some extensive statistics. This information will help you make educated decisions as you learn to cater to your audience and make new web content.

Bandwidth Application cPanel

  • The All category displays in green and provides the combined total of all of the other categories.
  • The system only records bandwidth for SMTP (sent) messages. The system does not include POP3 or IMAP (received) messages in bandwidth calculation.
  • We recommend that you view the Bandwidth by Day table at least 24-48 hours after the last day of the period for which you wish to obtain data. This allows the system to gather and process the traffic data

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