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Hi all

What web statistical package do you recommend for a  medium sized corporate web site?

Currently we're using webtrends 5.0. And we're wondering whether to upgrade to the latest version of Webtrends or purchase a totally different package.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

I mainly use webalizer. It's old but gives me everything I need. Awstats is good too and improving a lot lately, but it is written in perl thus a little bit slower. Not that you'll notice it on most sites. Reverse DNS lookups have much much more influence on log processing speed.

Jan Derk
Wednesday, February 5, 2003

We use WebLog Expert. It's a nice inexpensive clone of WebTrends.

Nathan Silva
Wednesday, February 5, 2003

I have used awStats before, and I found it more than sufficient for my needs. Check it out.

they also have a comparison with other web analysis sotware on the page

Thursday, February 6, 2003

I've just started playing with SiteMill. It seems radically easier to set up than the other packages. It seems to understand log file formats without complicated configuration files.

Joel Spolsky
Thursday, February 6, 2003

... and it's actually called SawMill, not SiteMill. It was the easiest to set up so I'll probably buy it.

Joel Spolsky
Thursday, February 6, 2003

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