The Web Analytics module allows you to track and analyze website visits, page views, file downloads and other metrics of the website. The module runs in the background of the website collecting all statistics information. When you select a report on the left, you can see the statistics on the right. You can choose (click) the year, month, week and day in the upper part of the right frame. In the frame below, you can see the detailed reports with graphs and tables. The Web analytics module can be accessed in CMS Desk -> Tools -> Web Analytics.
When an event (page view, file download, etc.) occurs, it is saved in a file in the ~/App_Data/CMSModules/WebAnalytics/ folder. The format of the file name is <event type code name>_<date>_<time>.log. Every minute, a new file is created. A scheduled task reads the closed files every minute (or other scheduled interval) and imports the data into the database. This data is then displayed by means of the reports defined in the Reporting module. The name of the scheduled task is Process analytics log and you can control its status and settings in Site Manager -> Administration -> Scheduled tasks.
Please note that the Web Analytics module tracks only content and events related to pages managed by EasySuite 2.0. It doesn't track other content, such as html files or media files (jpg, gif, etc.) that are not served by the CMS. All the events are stored in temporary files and need to be processed on regular basis, by a scheduled task. There can thus be a delay between the event (such as page view) and its displaying in the reports.