How Plesk distinguishes inbound traffic and outbound traffic in statistics

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2016-12-12 03:40:42 UTC

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How Plesk distinguishes inbound traffic and outbound traffic in statistics

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Windows

Question

Website statistics of inbound/outbound traffic is available under Plesk > subscription > example.com > Statistics > Data Transfer Statistics .

How Plesk distinguishes inbound traffic and outbound traffic?

Answer

Plesk statistics utility calculates statistics by analyzing available domain log files.

Website logs may contain the following fields:

#Fields: date time s-sitename s-computername s-ip cs-method cs-uri-stem cs-uri-query s-port cs-username c-ip cs-version cs(User-Agent) cs(Cookie) cs(Referer) cs-host sc-status sc-substatus sc-win32-status sc-bytes cs-bytes time-taken

where sc-bytes , cs-bytes stands for server-client (outbound) and client-server (inbound).

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