Downloads vs. Pages?

  • Pepijn Schmitz
    Pepijn Schmitz

    Hi everyone! Hopefully someone here can help me find out what the difference
    is between Downloads and Pages, and how I can change that:

    I have a number of downloads on my site, with various extensions (exe, zip,
    dmg, rpm, deb, tar,gz and .sh). I notice that some of these are being included
    in the Downloads section (zip, deb, rpm, tar.gz) and others are being counted
    as page views and included in the Pages-URL section (exe, dmg, sh). That is
    not what I want, I want them all the be counted as downloads. To have them
    mixed up seemingly arbitrarily like this is confusing and not very useful.

    My questions are:

    • How does awstats determine whether a request is a Download or a Page?
    • Where is this documented?
    • How can I change this so that awstats will count exe, dmg and sh files as Downloads as well?