Zope/Plone usage statistics

Since a Zope access log (Z2.log) has the same format as an Apache access log, Apache log analyzers will probably work for Zope/Plone too. I have tried AWStats and Webalizer and they both worked w/o needing to set anything special. I prefer Webalizer because:

  • It’s fast. (We have a 700 MB log. Webalizer took 70 seconds but AWStats took 10+ minutes.)
  • It’s easy to use. (No configuration was needed in my case.)
  • Output is in the form of a bunch of static files (HTML, PNG), so no need to set up a CGI script just to view the stat.