This is one of the more popular questions in the newsgroups. What tool do I use to analyze my log files? Here is a list that I seem to see posted all over. I didn’t add all the commercial products, just the ones I’ve had a decent experience with. If you have experience with another tool, let us know. The more information posted, this will help those looking for this information.
Log parser – Free tool from Microsoft. This is my favorite command line tool!
AWStats – Free and open source tool that is popular.
Analog – Free
Smarterstats – free for one domain (written in .NET)
IIS Logging pack for SSRS 2000 – Add-on to SQL Server reporting services.
Urchin – Google product
Sawmill – has various builds
Webtrends – $$$ – powerful.
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So which one would be your reccomendation for a GUI one?
Smarterstats is the one I personally use. The ‘GUI’ one can depend on your requirements. I recommend you evaluate all of them to see which one fits in your environment.
SurfStats (www.surfstats.com) is also good