Scenario: A have a client who has a small WordPress site (separate domain, but not multisite) within his hosting account that holds specific research information. The small site did not have Google Analytics installed, but the host does have AWStats installed.
Problem: For the first time in the several year life span of the site, my client would like to know how many views there have been on a certain PDF file.
I have never used AWStats, but it did not seem to be recording much file use. So I loaded the PDF twice on separate days to see if the stats would pick up the fact that I loaded the PDF. After updating the stats, more pages showed as being loaded, but not the PDF. The stats are also not showing images as loading, but it is showing that files like xmlrpc.php are being loaded (probably by hackers.)
Do you know if there is a way to get AWStats to show PDF loads?