Log and analyse the incoming HTTP traffic, throttle and block suspicious agents.
|Author:||Access Watch (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||4.0|
|WordPress version tested:||4.9.15|
|Added to WordPress repository:||08-02-2016|
|Total downloads:||10 988|
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Dashboard: Access Watch’s unique dashboard brings key metrics omitted by other analytics tools. Requests per second, human v robot traffic split and threat level breakdown are key indicators of your website’s performance and security.
Robots: Access Watch let’s you visualize your website’s most active robots in an innovative interface. Clear and easy to read, the more requests a robot makes, the larger it’s graphical representation. You’ll quickly spot which robots generate the most activity on your website and if they are unnecessary or abusive.
Events: Access Watch informs you each time something relevant is happening on your website. From the ‘Events’ screen, you will be able to block suspicious robots performing an attack and get an overview of existing bad robots whose actions are already blocked.
Requests: Access Watch allows you to see all website requests in real-time. This granular data is critical when troubleshooting website issues. Access Watch augments traditional website logs with multiple layers of added intelligence to give you the full picture while saving valuable time and resources.
Who’s behind Access Watch?
The Access Watch service is operated by “Access Watch Technologies GmbH”, a company based in Berlin (Germany) with an international team. Our servers are also currently located in Germany, so is your data.
How does it work?
After each HTTP request on your WordPress website, the metadata are logged to the Access Watch service. The data sent is commonly named “Access Logs”, it contains things like the client IP Address, the HTTP Method, the HTTP Headers and the URL.
Is it free?
Yes, a free version of Access Watch will always be available for the community! The free plan allows users to connect 1 website and processes up to 100,000 requests each month. If you would like to use Access Watch for multiple websites or a higher volume of requests we also offer paid plans to suit your needs, starting at just €19 per month. More information can be found on our pricing page.
What about performance?
By default, Access Watch is caching data in your website MySQL database using the “Transients API” from WordPress. While it works well for most websites, for demanding websites we suggest using an alternate WordPress object cache, such as the one provided by the “W3 Total Cache” plugin. Please let us know if there is any issue or if you need help!
Release Date – 09 November 2018
- End of life
- Disabling the plugin
Release Date – 19 September 2017
- Fix zoom with Firefox
Release Date – 18 September 2017
- Fix issue preventing the dashboard to initialize
- Fix dashboard issues with Firefox
Release Date – 14 September 2017
- Introduce the Zoom feature in the Dashboard
Release Date – 24 August 2017
- Slightly updated UI
- Ability to upgrade plan from the interface
Release Date – 08 June 2017
- Bug fix release
Release Date – 29 May 2017
- Completely new UI. Thank you Milan & Jean!
- New onboarding
- Remove robots.txt handling
Release Date – 15 March 2017
- UI update: detailed request improvements
Release Date – 12 March 2017
- UI update: detailed request panel
Release Date – 27 February 2017
- Updated user interface
- Get the name and description of the bad robots
- For top identified robots, link to our public robot database
- In the request screen, click on a request to get details on the agent
- We hope you’ll like it! Tell us what you think!
Release Date – 18 February 2017
- change how the urls for plugin assets are generated
Release Date – 13 February 2017
- Handle uninstall hook
Release Date – 26 January 2017
- disable db execution time tracking
Release Date – 23 January 2017
- Happy New Year!
- update PHP libraries: updated session and feedback handling
- better track execution time: db and http breakdown
Release Date – 1 December 2016
- UI update: improve Agent logs panel
Release Date – 28 November 2016
- UI update: more events
Release Date – 24 November 2016
- UI update: more robot icons
Release Date – 23 November 2016
- UI update: robots filter
Release Date – 21 November 2016
- UI update: logs pagination
Release Date – 11 November 2016
- UI update: Real Time Requests with WebSocket
Release Date – 9 November 2016
- UI update: Add Worldmap to dashboard, Focus on Robots