I am trying to install awstats on my site and follwed the tutorial by Tacimala at http://forum.dreamhosters.com/3rdparty/56463-Easy-AWStats-Installation-Tutorial.htm and may I just say, THANK YOU! It was very helpful and so far I managed to get the stats up and running. However I am stuck at the crontab setup. the crontab wiki doesn’t help one bit! Do I create a crontab file using something like “notepad?” Then what? And then what in the world is putty? Sorry if these are all very basic. Indeed! I just find that most of the wiki stuff are for people who know about using command lines and slightly more advance users.
And do I really need to set up this crontab thing? If I don’t, will it not update or will it just not update every hour? For all that trouble, I don’t care if it updates once a day as long as it does!
Glad to hear anything, something from anyone, someone. THanks!
PS. Why can’t dreamhost just have awstats or something similar installed with every account the way cpanel does? I have spend a whole day on this and I am still not done. It really sucks!