Webalizer provides a set of detailed statistics about the visitors to your site. These statistics range from yearly down to hourly. To navigate through each report, click on the different [navigation links] at the top.
Key Terms to Understand
Data - Data is the contents of the files in your site. Anytime someone views a file, data is transferred and it will count towards your bandwidth usage.
Hit - (Also called a Request) This is each time someone asks to see any part of your site. To see your site, they will have to "hit" or "request" a specific page or file. This includes both requests that were successful and those that were not.
Entry / Exit Page - First (Entry) and last (Exit) pages requested during each Visit.
File - Any part of your site (an image, html page, pdf document, script, etc)
KByte - A Kilobyte or KB. This is is equal to 1024 bytes. KBytes are used when referencing the amount of data that was transferred to visitors of your site.
Page - The main file being requested to bring up a page of your site. The individual items that make up the page (graphics, media, includes, etc) do not count towards this count. By default, only pages with .htm, .html or .cgi extensions are counted.
Referrer - A Referrer is the web site that linked to your page / file. It "referred" the visitor to your page / file.
Status Code - A number provided by the web server when a page is requested/hit. This number corresponds to a message. Some common error codes and their meanings are (For more information on status codes, see RFC 2068 protocol):
What it means
Page / File was viewed without problems
Some of the contents of the page / file did not display
Request was redirected through a permanent redirect
Request was redirected through a temporary redirect
Request was redirected without modification
Authorization (password) required to view
Page / File forbidden from being viewed
Page / File not found in specified location
Request timed out before completing
Internal Server Error - Usually a script error
Site - A unique IP address or hostname that requested a page / file on your site. This should be thought of as a rough count of the visitors to your site.
URL - Uniform Resources Locator. A web address. For Example: www.mydomain.com/index.html
User Agent - Web Browser or other software used to visit your site.
Visit - The first time someone views a page on your site, a visit is started. Any other pages viewed by that visitor will not be counted as a separate visit until the visit times out (usually after 30 minutes). The visit ends at this timeout point.