Open Source Activity Monitor Project
I have always wanted to monitor the current activity on my websites from any computer I may be sitting at so I developed a nifty little open source project, Activity Porthole v0.5 Beta, which provides website owners like myself, the ability to quickly view stats about the current visitors on their website.
Activity Porthole utilizes the open source geoip city database created by MaxMind, then adds geo mapping functionality, cookie tracking, current page, referrer information as well as city specific information such as real time weather from the Weather Underground.
This is a PHP/MySQL project that is currently at v0.5 beta which only functions on IIS web-servers, as it calls a few server variables (Apace Functionality is planned for the future once I map out the variables required). It has a small footprint with the exception of the 25mb GeoCity.dat city database from MaxMind.
This project can be operational on your website in less than 5 minutes by simply editing the config file to reflect your database information then running the database table creation script and including the monitoring code in the pages you wish to view activity on.
activityporthole-0_5.zip Activity Porthole v0.5 Beta (with Maxmind city database)
... or Download Separately (both are required)
activityporthole-0_5-only.zip Activity Porthole v0.5 Beta Only
activityporthole-geocity-only.zip Maxmind City Database Only