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Nginx App Dashboards

Nginx App Dashboards help you monitor an overview of your Nginx system, visitor locations, visitor access types, traffic insight, and web server operations.


This Dashboard shows Panels that give you an overall look at the activity of your site(s).


Visitor Locations. This geolocation Panel displays global visitors to your site(s).

Traffic Distribution by Server. Traffic to each server is displayed, allowing you to see any unexpected changes in volume.

Traffic Volume and Bytes Served. This combo chart displays the gigabytes served as a line over the number of hits your site received.

Responses over Time. This Panel shows response successes, client errors, redirect, and server errors. Spikes in errors or redirects are easy to spot.

Visitor Locations

The Visitor Locations Dashboard displays Panels that constantly update information about visitors to your sites, both domestic and international.


Worldwide. This geolocation Panel displays global visitors to your site(s). You can zoom in to inspect specific areas.

Visits by Country Over Time. Using a query similar to the Visits by US State Panel, each country is represented in a band in a column chart. Any activity that originates in a suspicious location will be easy to see.

United States. This geolocation Panel displays visitors from just the US.

Visits by US State Over Time. Uses a query that includes a geo lookup operator (as well as the transpose operator) to display a column chart that represents the disposition of visitors per state.

Visitor Access Types

This Dashboard displays information about the devices and OS versions visitors are using to access your sites.


Visitor Platforms. Breaks down the percentages of users accessing your site on Mac, PC, Mobile, and unknown platforms.

Popular Mobile Device Versions. Breaks down the type of mobile devices accessing your site by Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad users are reported separately).

Browsers and Operating Systems. Uses a query that parses out both the OS (mobile or computer) and browsers that are hitting your site.

Top 10 PC and Mac Versions. Need to understand which versions of operating systems your users have installed? This Panel displays each version of Mac and Windows OS installed on visitors’ machines, ranked in order of popularity.

Visitor Traffic Insight

This Dashboard provides information about the content being served to customers, as well as sites that are referring the most visitors.


Top Documents. Displays the most frequently served content to visitors, including graphics on your site.

Top Referrers. Wonder where your visitors are coming from? This Panel shows the top five referring sites.

Media Types Served. No need to guess what the most popular media types are—you’ll find them here.

Top 10 Search Terms from Popular Search Engines. This query looks at the search terms that visitors used to find your site. These results can confirm what you may have assumed users were searching for, or can uncover new search terms that you can leverage.

Web Server Operations

The Panels in this Dashboard give a deep-dive look at specific corners of your Access logs.


Top 10 Bots Observed. Parses bots from Access logs, searching against commonly-used search engines to find bots.

Client Locations -4xx Errors. A geolocation query displays a map of the IPs from where 4xx errors are originating.

Server Errors Over Time. Keep an eye on the number of server errors (5xx code errors) that occur in chunks of five minutes.

Non-200 Response Status Codes. Displays the number of non-200 responses received, sorted by status or error code. A spike in any particular response code can be immediately viewed and addressed.

Top 5 Clients Causing 4xx Errors. Displays the top five client IP addresses that are responsible for 4xx or client errors.

Top 5 Messages in Error Logs. Displays the five most common error messages, based on the count of errors per message.

Error Responses by Server. Displays errors produced by each server in your deployment,

Top 5 URLs causing 404 Responses. Lists the five URLs that are generating the most 404 errors. By having those URLs handy, any forensic investigation can begin right away.

Error Log Levels. Parses out different logging levels present in your data.