Check your stats!


#1

While attempting to access my stats today, I discovered that none of the stats pages for any of my websites were secured by a password. Anyone could view them by going to mywebsite.tld/stats.

Customer support was able to fix this promptly (by re-adding the .htaccess and .htpasswd files to the log directories), and for that I am thankful, but, unfortunately, when they moved our sites to new servers, they deleted all of our sites’ statistics, and I was told that they could not be recovered. This is a real bummer. I wish DH would have warned us that they were deleting our stats, so we would have known to back them up.

This is just a heads-up to check your sites to make sure only you and those you approve can access your stats in case this has happened to you.


#2

Thanks, but did you enable these stats first or they are enabled by default ?


#3

Hi. Based on the WIKI article, it has a password set. I’d recommend to review below.


#4

Heads-up aside; Here is a heads-up: no one cares.

If stats are unimportant, then by all means disregard them.

If stats are important, then they should be publicly acknowledgeable.