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Advanced Configurations
Reporting on Individual Sites [Pro Edition Only]

Some web servers host more than one site. This means that log entries from a variety of sites may appear in the same log file. For instance, your server might host five different sites. How do you get TrafficReport to report on just an individual site? To report on a single site, you need to tell TrafficReport its name and which directory it corresponds to. For instance, Let’s say that you’d like to report on one of your web sites that’s called “www.site1.com.”

  1. From the View menu click Show Domains. (This displays the Domains window.)
  2. Click the expansion triangle in the upper-left corner of the window to reveal the domain settings.
  3. In the “Domain” field type: “www.site1.com” (Next, you need to tell TR which directory this site corresponds to. This way TR will be able to know which sites the URLs in your log belong to. For this example, say your site’s URLs look similar to “/site1/schedule.index.html.”)
  4. In the “Corresponds to the Directory” field type “/site1/” (The part of the URL that all URLs of this site have in common)
  5. Finally, tell TR which document you’d like to use to report on this site. Drag it into the “Reported Upon By” pane.
  6. Click the Add button to add this site to the table. The next time you run this setting document’s report, it will just report on www.site1.com. (If you wish, you may have the same document report on as many sites as you’d like by entering your site info and assigning the same document to report on them.)

If you’d like to brighten up your reports, you can type in your organization’s name and URL in the corresponding fields. If you do, your reports will contain your organization’s name as a link to your web site.

In certain log formats, the URL’s path is recorded in such a way that the URL is not a valid link. This causes the URLs that appear in TR’s reports to be invalid links. For instance, a URL might appear as “www.site1.com/site1/images/green.gif.” in a log when a clickable version might instead be “www.site1.com/images/green.gif.” The invalid URL contained “/site1” in its path. This piece is often the name of the server’s folder that contains your web site. If your URLs contain this extra path info, there’s a way to specify this piece, which TR automatically removes from the URLs. Type in the site’s root folder’s name in the edit field. In the reports, URLs will appear without this part of their directories, so they will be valid links.

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