Web download tracking
December 1, 2004 5:22 PM Subscribe
Web download tracking: I've got a bunch of (totally legit etc etc) binary files available for download. I have them linked from a server I run to a server I have space on but don't run. (The html is on my own server, the binaries are on the other one.) I want to track downloads of the binaries, but I can't get at the access logs for their server. What can I do on my server to track 'click throughs' from the html page to the binaries? I'd like it to be completely transparent to the client: they can wget, right click download etc etc but I just want to know when they initiate a connection to download from the binaries' server.
posted by neustile to Education (6 answers total)
The kind of thing I'm looking for is a way to have apache log the request locally first and then rewrite the URI to point to the other server and redirect it immediately. I can change apache on my server to my bidding, any ideas?