webalizer shows own site as referrer

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#1 Sat, 03/19/2011 - 03:00

webalizer shows own site as referrer

Hi, I've been looking, but can't find a solution yet to this: At all webalizer reports on my server, the 'own' domain fills 99% of the Total Referrer table in webalizer. (Which is something I don't want.)

So I went to webmin - servers - webalizer logfile analysis - edit global options

"Referrers to hide from tables" is empty there, "Referrers to totally ignore" has 'localhost' in it.

If I click on a log file of a virtual server in webmin - servers - webalizer logfile analysis, and then 'edit options', at 'referrers to hide from tables', it's filled out perfectly:

*.gran-canaria-info.com where the server is gran-canaria-info.com. 'Referrers to totally ignore' has 'localhost' in it again.

My question then, why, when I look at the webalizer stats, is the Total Referrer table filled with gran-canaria-info.com urls?

What am I missing?


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 10:04


Well, just to be sure that you're tinkering with the options that would be relevant to your domain -- what you'd want to do is log into Virtualmin, choose your domain from the drop-down, then click Logs and Reports -> Webalizer Report -> Edit Options, and check the Referrer options there.


Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:15

Hi, I've never really got this working :)

At "Referrers to hide from tables" this is filled in: *.gran-canaria-info.com

standard stuff with virtualmin I believe.

However, at the webstats, the whole table is full with http://www.gran-canaria-info.com

1 298954 17.53% - (Direct Request) 2 223688 13.12% http://www.gran-canaria-info.com/ 3 41958 2.46% http://www.gran-canaria-info.com/gc-directory 4 19153 1.12% http://yandex.ru/yandsearch 5 16142 0.95% http://www.gran-canaria-info.com/index.php 6 6125 0.36% http://www.gran-canaria-info.com/photos 7 4346 0.25% http://www.gran-canaria-info.com/photos/events/la-rama-agaete-august-200...

etc etc

What can I do to get rid of all the gran-canaria-info.com referrers?

(and doesn't everybody have this like this with virtualmin?)

Thanks yet again!

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:32


The config files used by Webalizer are located in "/etc/webmin/webalizer".

You could always open up the config in question, and manually verify that it appears to be setup properly.


Thu, 02/19/2015 - 03:00

Ok, I presume more people would want this. To get it to work, you have to do this:

(would be cool if there was a way in which we'd only have to this once though, and not for every domain/server, but I don't know how to do that :) )

virtualmin -> pick a domain / server -> Logs and Reports -> Webalizer Report -> Edit Options

at "Referrers to hide from tables" your domain will be shown like this:


just remove the *. so it only shows domain.tld

That's it, from now on, in the "top referrers" you won't see your own site anymore.

(p.s. I know this sounds weird, as the *. shouldn't influence this, but you can test it, it does.)

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