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On May 22nd, I received a message on twitter telling me that my blog was down. I tried to open the website on my phone and saw that he was right. My blog refused to load. I was on my way to work and I had to wait until I get access to my computer to diagnose the problem. When I got to work, it was an extremely busy day so I couldn't go through my logs to figure out exactly what the issue was. So, I restarted my Digital Ocean Droplet and the website came back online. Mission accomplished!
As a web developer, I always add Google Analytics tracking scripts to the projects I work on. If you want to know where your users are coming from, and how they behave on your website, GA is an excellent tracker. Building the same thing in-house, even if it's a subset, will require months of development. But even GA isn't enough sometimes. At my startup, we decided to go one level deeper to understand exactly what users where doing. We used mouseflow.