Quantified Systems, which offers service provider-class Web traffic reporting software, has reached an agreement with Verio, the world’s largest Web hosting company and a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corp., to offer Urchin 3 Web traffic and e-commerce reporting to Verio’s hosting customer base. This arrangement provides Verio’s customers with an advanced reporting tool available to manage their Web sites, according to Doug Schneider, president of Verio’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Hosting.
“Verio has licensed the Urchin Web metrics reporting software for the more than 400,000 Web sites that it hosts,” Brett Crosby, executive vice president of Business Developer for Quantified Systems told MacCentral. “We already have deals in place with data centers including Cable&Wireless, EarthLink, Keybridge, Interliant, WorldPort, etc. Those deals and this Verio announcement make Urchin the Web metrics standard among hosts.”
So why should Mac users care? In 1999, Quantified Systems released Urchin ASAP 2.0 for Apple’s Mac OS X Server. Urchin was the first Web statistics system to be developed for the new operating system.
The Urchin Web site/Web server statistics system compiles Web site traffic information and generates informative daily and monthly HTML Site Reports, complete with tables and bar graph charts. Data analysis includes number of visitors, hits, referral pages, bytes transferred, page views, paths, “click trees,” entrance and exit points, search engine keywords and much more.
Urchin also builds a Server Report, which ranks all sites on a server and provides additional server-wide data. Finally, once a week Urchin sends an e-mail report to each site’s administrator with a summary of activity for the current week. Unlike other Web server statistics packages, Urchin is fully automated and requires no third-party software (such as graphics generators) or expensive additional hardware to create its reports.
“Combining the ease-of-use of a Macintosh with the power of UNIX, Apple’s new Mac OS X Server is an excellent solution for Internet service providers, Web hosting companies, and businesses hosting their own Web sites,” Crosby told MacCentral at the time. “However, until now there was no top-tier Web site/Web server statistics system available for the OS X Server, severely limiting its appeal. Now that Urchin is available, the platform is ready for primetime.”
Today Urchin, now up to version 3.314, is Mac OS X Server and Mac OS X workstation compatible. In other words, you can run Urchin on those operating systems (and several others), and you can view Urchin’s browser based reports from any browser on any machine.
What’s more, Urchin’s reports are now multilingual, available in 10 languages, including the standard western languages and double-byte Asian languages (Japanese, Chinese and Korean). Urchin’s data is exportable in tab-separated format and reports are date range customizable.
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