Commonly used measures Hits The measure most frequently used to report web

Commonly used measures hits the measure most

This preview shows page 5 - 7 out of 15 pages.

Commonly used measuresHitsThe measure most frequently used to report webactivity is hits, which refers to either the number ofspecific requests (as represented by one line in thesample log file) logged by the server or thenumber of files downloaded to the user by theserver. In either event, this measure counts all ofthe files needed to present one web page, includ-ing images or scripts. For example, a request for aweb page in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)Web StatisticsMeasuring user activity2Sample log file contents- IP addresses have been altered to ensure privacy of usersUser IP address - - [Date and time of transaction] “Action requested and target” Return code Size of file returned 206.246.245.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:05:00 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 3889 206.246.245.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:05:01 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 3889 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:08:51 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 3889 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:08:53 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 419 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:08:53 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 1500 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:08:53 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 494 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:08:53 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 609 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:09:06 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 7910 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:09:08 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 326 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:09:08 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 1619 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:09:19 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 7991 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:09:52 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 1353 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:10:08 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 4144 207.6.168.11X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:10:30 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 26815 206.184.146.9X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:12:16 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 3889 205.130.81.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:13:08 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 3889 205.130.81.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:13:10 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 419 205.130.81.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:13:10 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 609 205.130.81.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:13:10 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 1500 205.130.81.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:13:10 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 494 205.130.81.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:13:36 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 16533 205.130.81.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:13:38 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 1619 205.130.81.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:13:39 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 326166.72.237.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:14:28 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 5927 166.72.237.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:14:31 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 347 166.72.237.6X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:14:32 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 356 146.74.92.X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:14:32 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 302 394 146.74.92.X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:14:33 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 3889 146.74.92.X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:14:45 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 13680 152.172.74.7X - - [13/Jul/1997:00:15:05 -0400] "GET HTTP/1.0" 200 3889
Background image
that contained a large graphic in jpeg format, fivedifferent buttons in gif format, and a JAVA appletwould result in 8 hits. Hits can be a very valuablemeasure for web masters in determining if the webserver has the appropriate capacity to respond tothe demand placed on it. In assessing the use ofthe site, the hits measure clearly overstates use.
Background image
Image of page 7

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 15 pages?

  • Spring '12
  • JOHN
  • World Wide Web, user session, user sessions, web statistics

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture