W3Perl is an open-source, completely free, easy to configure and easy to install web-based application that can be used to analyze the log files outputted by various applications. Graphical and textual information is used to have a better view of the 'success' of your web server.
Features at a glance
Key features include the ability to parse WWW, FTP, SSH, CUPS, Squid, DHCP and email log files, create reports in the HTML, PDF or email formats, displays statistics from pages to hosts, hosts to pages or hours to years, as well as to create detailed reports about visitor's path.
With W3Perl you won’t have to insert any code into web pages to view statistics. In addition, it comes with various report features, such as the ability to create various filters, customize stats using configuration files, or view daily, weekly, monthly or yearly reports.
Another interesting feature is the ability to make manage your website statistics from anywhere, simply by using the remote administration interface with any supported web browser (Mozilla Firefox, Chromium, Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer or Opera).
Under the hood
As its name suggests, W3Perl is an application written in the Perl programming language, which is also its only requirement. Being a web-based application, it can be used from any modern operating system, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows.
All in all, W3Perl is a powerful logfile analyzer software that can produce a wide range of statistics for your website, based on the outputted logfiles. It is a cross-platform and cross-browser web app that runs in real time and can be installed in minutes.
It is extremely easy to install, requires no CGI or logfile, supports many server types and it’s very fast, responsive and stable. You won’t find a better analytics tool!