Session Tracking With Apache

My new piece on how to track user sessions on your website with Apache is available on ServerWatch.com. Here’s an excerpt: Using HTTP logs to track the users who visit your site isn’t always as useful as you think it’s going to be. While metrics, …

My new piece on how to track user sessions on your website with Apache is available on ServerWatch.com. Here’s an excerpt:

Using HTTP logs to track the users who visit your site isn’t always as useful as you think it’s going to be. While metrics, like the total number of page hits and, within that, page hits over time or from a specific IP address, easily identify, they don’t always tell how people are viewing your site or answer specific questions the marketing department may pose.This article looks at how to track progress through a site using an Apache module and provides answers to some of the more complex marketing-led questions that may be posed.

Read on for the rest of the article.