How to customize Awstats reports?
It seems that any changes in the Awstats conf file are discarded, so I'm stumped.
In particular, I'd like to ignore a few IP addresses and tally unique visitors per country (as described in point 3.2 of this page: http://www.antezeta.com/awstats.html )
If I can't change the BlueHost configuration, can I install my own version of Awstats? (step by step instructions, anyone?)
Rather than wrestle with awstats, you might be better off just using Google Analytics, which lets you filter out specific IPs, gives you the tally of visitors by country (even by city within a country), ignores bots, and so on.
Thanks for the suggestion. I actually already have the necessary GA Java script at hand, but IŽd rather not implement cookies.
Er... never mind. I shouldŽve read the sticky before posting...
I plunked the following into /tmp/awstats/custom.txt and it seems to be doing the trick.
SkipHosts="ip1 ip2 ip3"
excellent! this was so helpful.
changing the allowtoupdatestatsfrombrowser to 1 makes it so no matter what time of day, I can click on update now and see the real time statistics. I'm kinda ocd about this and don't have the patience to wait for the next time bluehost automatically updates.
I wish this trick would work on other hosts too.