www.nicholls.edu Traffic Logging and Analysis upgraded

Last week, as part of plans to upgrade the operating system for the www.nicholls.edu server, the traffic and statistical systems that analyze our visitor traffic has been converted to use a more standard method of log storage and archiving.

Originally the system used a piped utility known as Cronolog which is a third party application that has already proven to cause issues on the web2.nicholls.edu development server. I have reverted the logging system to use standard Apache access and error logging and modified the standard rotatelogs utility to perform archive procedures that should provide compatibility with upcoming operating system updates.

Testing for this change is on going. I expect the rotation procedures to take place at the end of August 2008. Once this test has passed, I expect to make some minor additional changes if necessary.

Website traffic reports are available on from the campus network at: