tec4 - 6:08 pm on Feb 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
Very cool. Ya, doing your research before launch can save some headaches for sure! Unfortunately, I am still fairly new to the game as well so still trying to learn and perfect whenever I can!
I generally use Google Analytics to get a rough estimate of what is going on and such. Their platform is pretty cool and tracks quite a few different things - ever used it? However, to get into the nitty-gritty of what the actual server is doing and such, I am sure on-server statistics would probably report more quality stats. One that I have only touched base with a few times, and need to investigate further, is Webalizer (should be on your Cpanel under "Logs") - so yes, just a bit lazy :P There might be a couple other analytic tools there as well