If you do not wish to host Urchin Software yourself, there are other web hosting options available. You may wish to have Urchin hosted by a hosting provider and manage it remotely, use an Urchin service provided by a host, or use the Managed Urchin solution provided by Actual Metrics. Whatever you decide on, it’s important to be certain your Urchin installation is allotted the proper resources and given the appropriate maintenance attention to ensure your data is always available when you need it.
Web Hosting Solutions
Many different managed hosting solutions are available from a number of hosting providers. In most cases, you may be given space to host the application, but will need to manage it yourself. Such solutions include:
Dedicated Hosting – A hosting solution where the client leases an entire server that is not shared with anyone else. Typically, the hosting provider then gives full control of the dedicated server to the client.
Shared Hosting – A solution where your site is installed on a separate partition on a server shared with other clients. Other clients do not have access to your partition, but all sites to share the server’s resources.
Some hosting companies offer Urchin as part of a hosting package. Once Urchin is set up in some type of managed hosting environment, it is then your responsibility to ensure it runs properly and provides reports on time.
If you’re looking for a self-hosted / on-premises web analytics solution that is actively developed and maintained, check out Angelfish Software