You may ask why you should consider
the SurfStatsLive Real-Time Reporting Service as a web analytics
solution for your organization's web site usage statistics needs.
Listed below are some reasons:
Flexible configuration options.
The SurfStatsLive product can be configured to operate as a Single
Server, Multi Server or Statistics Bureau Configuration
spanning an application range unrivalled in the web analytics solutions
market today. No explicit configuration is selected during installation,
the configuration type is implied in the way that the SurfStatsLive
product is used. Please visit the
SurfStatsLive as a Service
page for more information about the possible configurations.
Historical data is immediately available.
The SurfStatsLive Merging Service (the service that populates the
site profile databases on the server) will scan the SurfStatsLive
and content web server(s) log file(s) after installation and update
the site profile databases with information from the log files already
present on the server (Single Server and Multi Server
configurations. The Single Server Configuration or the
web pages. Web development professionals in your organization or
your client's organization do not need to spend valuable time adding
No log files to download. End
users do not need to download log files to generate and view web
analytics reports (as it is a server-based product). Simply log
in with a browser from anywhere in the world to the SurfStatsLive
Service and view the web analytics reports.
More detailed information available.
The Single Server Configuration and Multi Server Configuration
can provide additional web analytics information (like bandwidth
and error information) that is normally not readily available with
No need to schedule reports. Normally
with a Website Analytics or some other server-based web analytics solutions
on the market, you would need to schedule reports to be generated
so that customers can view them at a certain time. With the SurfStatsLive
Real-Time Reporting Service "set-and-forget" approach, reports
are quickly generated in real-time.
Authentication System. The
SurfStatsLive Real-Time Reporting Service provides its own authentication
system forcing users to log into the SurfStatsLive Service. This
restricts end users to only view reports based on the set-up of
the specific user's site profile.
Reporting per folder. The SurfStatsLive
Real-Time Reporting Service was specifically designed for the
"multiple domain" hosting environment and distinguishes between
three types of users which provides the enabling technology to allow
users to generate web analytics reporting per folder of a specific
virtual web server. Most web site hosts requires reporting per folder
from a web statistics solution.
Ability to handle clustered or load-balanced
servers. When specifying a site profile you can associate the
site profile with log sources from more than one server which provides
the ability to generate web analytics reports for a complete cluster
or set of load-balanced web servers.
Competitive Pricing. The SurfStatsLive
product is very competitively priced, making it a very sensible
product to consider as a web analytics solution for your organization
and as a statistics solution for your customers.
Performance. The SurfStatsLive
Real-Time Reporting Service outperforms all other real-time
reporting service solutions we compared it to by a factor of 5 when
generating reports. The SurfStatsLive MergeClient log file
parsing application was designed to efficiently parse log files
to every site profile's optimized database.
Reliability. Due to its unique
database design, the SurfStatsLive Real-Time Reporting Service
ranks high in terms of reliability. Instead of one huge database,
every site profile has it's own database. In case of corruption
of a site profile database, the Server Administrator can reset the
site profile to recreate the profile database from the existing
log files. Report generation is done through use of Component Services,
which is out-of-process with the IIS Processes.