Sometimes a server can get behind on its statistical report calculations, typically because most processes that run on the server that are vital to your website being up, have a higher priority than statistic processing.

Using the steps below will allow you to update your own stat reports in Awstats, allowing you to see your most recent visitor data without having to submit a support ticket to have this updated from our end. Since it does take some time to run (sometimes 20-30 minutes), it could still be generating.

If you run a personal or even private website, such as a family blog, you may want to highly restrict traffic by default.

I also happen to know that 99% of all brute force user password hack attempts are from Chinese IP addresses.

Approximately 50 to 100 brute force attempts at ‘guessing’ the passwords to legitimate user names comes from Chinese IP addresses every day on this site.

There are a variety of reasons at the back of this hassle including document permission.

here I’m listing a few points to check if you acquire this problem with AWStats.

It is also a losing game because there are over four billion IPv4 IPs out there and no easy way to segregate them by country.

In other words, your .htaccess or Apache config file (or other ACL/firewall) is likely to grow to hundreds of thousands of lines of text if you wanted to block countries yourself this way. If you want to see how many lines it would take in .htaccess to block a country, try using ip2location.

There are some reasons against blocking access to countries too. Even though they cater only to local people who walk in the door for a stay, foreigners traveling to the area will be searching for hotels before they get there.

The same argument can be used for fancy restaurants, resorts, car rentals, commuter services and so on. ) whether blocking particular countries will benefit you or not.

If you have a local bookstore and your primary market is local people walking into your store, then there is no need to let any other countries index or waste bandwidth on your server.