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Is there something that AWStats or Webalizer have that Google Analytics doesn't? What would be some reasons to choose either AWStats, Webalizer or Google Analytics?

asked 11 Jan '11, 00:24

milesmeow
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The ability to view all details about a specific user of your website? Google analytics has privacy filters that make it harder to see what a specific user viewed.

I have not tried it yet, but here is something that looks like google analytics that you can run yourself: http://www.openwebanalytics.com/

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answered 11 Jan '11, 08:52

thatgeek
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Google Analytics can't receive data: - from users that don't have javascript or they turned it off (plus there are some browser extension that will block Google Analytics script) - about any server errors that might have happened- - about web crawlers that visit your website - about any non html files (js, css, images, downloads)

Google Analytics has better analytical abilities, I think it's good to use both Google Analytics and AWStats/Webalizer.

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answered 02 May '12, 16:55

Igor
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edited 02 May '12, 16:57

you may also try out piwik. it's aim to be a google analytics alternative, but all the data are on your own server and its opensource :) I have running this on webfaction for different sites since few years without any trouble (its just simple php and mysql stuff)

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answered 02 May '12, 17:27

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