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I use Wordpress for my website. Is it possible to use SSH or such to view the stats on my website? Via cPanel, I can see latest visitors, logs and errors. I just want to be able to view them via command line (more geeky). I am using the latest OS X.

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closed as off topic by Michael Hampton, Sirex, Magellan, Jacob, Ward Oct 25 '12 at 4:30

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If you want to be geeky, don't rely on cPanel and set up a server the same way the rest of us do? :) – Michael Hampton Oct 25 '12 at 0:11
Buying a hosting plan is the best I can do ATM. Anyway, is it possible? – john Oct 25 '12 at 0:12
You're at the mercy of the hosting provider with respect to log files, then. And I've seen some strange cPanel setups where the log files are split by directory, making them pretty much impossible to deal with. Anyway, the answer is, contact your hosting provider for log file access. – Michael Hampton Oct 25 '12 at 0:14
@john What kind of stats are you looking for? The web server logs are going to be a lot more in-depth than a high-level view of visitor's sessions, since every HTTP request for every resource on a page is displayed individually, and not grouped by client IP or session. Anyway, this is worth a mention, as it ups the 'geeky' level of those raw logs by at least a few points: – Shane Madden Oct 25 '12 at 0:16
I can see the log files from cPanel. I just want to be able to access them with another application rather than using cPanel. Like see them real time. – john Oct 25 '12 at 0:17

Might I suggest the Lynx web browser, as it is run in the command line. Check out the project site at Lynx. Anyhow, I agree with Micheal in that you should stop using Cpanel should you want to be "geeky". Also there are several programs that can give you a MUCH better insight to your "stats" through a GUI browser such as Google Analytics or AWstats.

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Is it possible to have my terminal window open and just see the daily traffic on the website? – john Oct 25 '12 at 0:38

I've never used it on OS X, but I've had good luck with GoAccess on CentOS. I have a cron job that uses GoAccess to dump my logs out to HTML (automatically done by redirecting a goaccess command to a file) and puts them in a private directory.

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