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Website log analysis

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2017

Quick BI (QBI for short) for website log analysis provides all-in-one, multi-dimensional, and visualized data analysis reports for log data stored in HiChina cloud VMs. With such analysis reports, VM customers can view the recent site traffic trends and understand site users’ behavior and regional attributes.

Version description

  • Trial edition: Free of charge currently. This service can be used three hours after being activated.

    Function: Statistical analysis of website traffic trends (such as PV and UV).

  • Standard edition: This service is activated after you make the payment.

    Functions: Traffic trends, monthly analysis, resource analysis, access sources, and region analysis.

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The specifications and functions are described as follows.

1.1 Metric description

Metric Meaning Calculation caliber
Number of accessed pages Generally called page view (PV) Filter out crawlers and resources files, and collect the number of accesses to pages with the status codes ranging from 200 to 399.
Number of users Generally called unique view (UV) Filter out crawlers and resources files, and collect the number of deduplicated IP addresses with the status codes ranging from 200 to 399.
Average number of accessed pages per user The number of accessed pages divided by the number of users, indicating the average number of pages accessed by each user Divide the number of accessed pages by the number of users.
Number of bytes Size of a page in byte Sum the number of accessed bytes.
Response time Response time of a page Filter out crawlers and resources files, and calculate the average value between status code 200 to status code 399 based on the response time field.

1.2 Analysis report

Note: Data in the following reports is used only for demonstration and is not real.

The Traffic Trends page displays real-time traffic data. You can set a time range to view the user access trends in the period. As shown in the following figure, the number of accessed pages, number of users, average number of accessed pages per user, and number of bytes of the current day are calculated in real time. In addition, the data is compared with that at the same time in the last day and in the last week, enabling you to view the recent traffic change conditions.

After select a time range, you can view the number of accessed pages, number of users, and other metrics within the period.

1.2.2 Monthly analysis

Data on Monthly Analysis is summarized based on reports on Traffic Trends, enabling you to view daily traffic trends and accumulated data on a monthly basis. Monthly Analysis supports data analysis in the recent six calendar months. Data is calculated after you buy the website log analysis service. Therefore, you can view data until the first day of the next month. In metrics on the tabs, daily average indicates the average value per day in the recent six months, and accumulated indicates the accumulated value (number of accessed pages and number of bytes) or deduplicated value (number of users) in the recent six months.

1.2.3 Resource analysis

The Resource Analysis page displays user access conditions in the dimensions of the page, file type, and audio. The Top 10 Pages tab is displayed by default. You can click another tab to switch to the page.

1.2.4 Access source

The Access Source page displays access sources of each page that is browsed. You can set Select Page to select the page whose access source is to be viewed.

1.2.5 Region analysis

The Region Analysis page resolves users’ IP addresses to obtain province information, allowing you to check regional distribution of site users and perform directional promotion for users in a specific region.

1.3 FAQs

1.3.1 After the host is transferred, why cannot new users see the website log analysis?

Currently, if user A transfers a host to user B and user B does not pay for the website log analysis service, user B cannot see the service.

1.3.2 Why cannot I see any data on the “Monthly Analysis” page?

Monthly Analysis supports data analysis in the recent six calendar months. User data is calculated after you buy the website log analysis service. Therefore, no data exists in the report, and you can view data until the first day of the next month.

1.3.3 Why is the number of bytes of the report different from that collected in billing?

The number of bytes in the report is summed based on the data of collected logs, which is only for reference and cannot be used as a billing standard.

1.3.4 After I buy a host, why cannot I see the trial edition on the console immediately?

QBI for website log analysis trial edition must synchronize data. You can see this function module on the homepage of the VM console and “Log Analysis” after you place the order for three hours.

This issue does not occur for QBI for website log analysis standard edition.

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