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03-01-2008, 06:50 PM

I'm opening a small personal site to share some stuff with a few close friends (4/5 tops). The whole site will be closed to the outside world with htaccess. What I need is a way to monitor my users' activities, to know what files each retrieves, when they log in, for how long, etc.

The hability to store their IPs would also be great, since that will allow me to make sure their login info is not being shared.

I'm not sure I'm posting this on the right section, as I have no clue as to what programming language would be better to implement these features.

As a matter of fact I don't even need something custom made. Any commercial (hopefully free) solution anyone can point out would be considered.

One app I found is Member Login Monitor (http://www.securescripts.com/hacker/membermon.html) (USD $29) but I wanted to know what other options are available. This app doesn't seem to store data about which files a user downloads though. I've also been unable to find any screenshots, so that doesn't really help with making the decision either.

Thank you.

Best regards,


03-01-2008, 06:55 PM
You could try a program like awstats: http://awstats.sourceforge.net/

03-01-2008, 07:16 PM
You could try a program like awstats: http://awstats.sourceforge.net/

Wow, that was fast! Thanks for the interest.

I do have awstats 6.6 (build 1.887) on that server, and it does have a "authenticated users" section, but it doesn't display anything other than the username, number of pages visited (I'll only have one...), hits, bandwidth and last visit...

What I need is the hability to click on one username and have all the stats of that user. When he logged in, what files he downloaded and what IP was used. And the idea would be to keep adding new data so I could keep a log with every user's history.

With this data I'll know who has what, so I can delete it, who doesn't care for something, etc.

03-01-2008, 09:02 PM
I don't know if you will find a pre-exisiting script for this. You may have to hire someone. You could check www.hotscripts.com

03-02-2008, 06:44 PM
maybe use something like google analytics? that way you can see what pages have been viewed etc. Statcounter.com does a similar service which is free and i think might make tracking users actions better.