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kevman3d
04-21-2003, 05:01 AM
I am one of a few people who have a website hosted on the http://www.hostned.com service - As part of that, they give me access to weblogs for the site, however they're really designed for machines, not People!

I could of course buy some analysis tools (However I'd rather spend the money on something for my LightWaving!) but imagine if you could make things a little easier to work out using LightWave! :D

http://www.kevman3d.com/files/HostNed_webLog.zip

Yes indeedy, its the all-purpose (well, one purpose really) analysis tool for IIS web log files generated by HostNed - This Generic LScript (for LW7.5) will take those nasty machine-generated log files and break them into slightly less nasty text files, including an hourly usage bar chart, how many Windows and Mac browsers are hitting your site, what web sites have been used to link to your pages, how many times files are getting accessed and more...

Find out how popular your LightWave gallery is, or whether people are more interested in the 'About me' section of your website... ;)

Obviously, since I only wrote this in one afternoon, there are some things that could be improved (and gradually will be, if there's the need to). But if you're after something different to do with LightWave other then that same old boring animating and rendering, this is one... :D

Bytehawk
04-21-2003, 06:39 AM
that is sooooo kewl.

kevman3d
04-22-2003, 05:09 AM
A quick update!

http://www.kevman3d.com/files/HostNed_webLog_01.zip

Sporting a funkier looking GUI (Gulp, lets hope the compiler REALLY embedded that image into the panel!), I also added the ability to enter a selected URL that is used to 'strip' referal details out of the log.

Why? Because some files are 'referred' from a page within your own site - So rather then fill the referal analysis report with lists of your own web address, enter the URL here and it strips the details out of the list...

The original script had a hardcoded 'kevman3d.com' built in - Oops!

kevman3d
04-22-2003, 05:18 AM
...And for those who don't have LW7.5

kevman3d
04-23-2003, 05:33 AM
Yes, another day and a collection of new features in version 1.02

http://www.kevman3d.com/files/HostNed_webLog_02.zip

The report now gives bandwidth usage for users, the bandwidth used per file, I also added a file filter so you can get reports on just the files you want... The general stats give what user is the biggest stealer of your bandwidth, what is the most popular file, and what file is causing the most bandwidth usage.

So, I think at this stage its enough to give site owners a pretty good idea what's happening with their web sites... Through the amazing power of LightWave too! :)

I think I might do some actual '3D' oriented scripts next! ;)

kevman3d
04-24-2003, 08:00 PM
Finally built some code and started my plugin section population with this Log script... More coming soon...

http://www.kevman3d.com/lightwave.asp?section=plugins&sub=layout