Indeed they are far off. I was, however, able to use their CLI to stand up a remote datastore using IPFS in a matter of an hour or two. This was pretty nice considering the friction of setting up one’s own servers etc. to get something seemingly simple running. If I understand correctly Peepeth (a dApp) is using them even in their alpha version as they begin to scale their Twitter clone.
@TotallyInformation mentioned seeing attempts to access php files on his site. Those are a great reason to configure pretty URLs and try to keep URLs as timeless as possible no matter what blogging system one uses. A little planning now goes a long way to reduce headaches later when setting up redirects/aliases when URLs need to change.
Tangent: PHP being a dynamic (and very powerful) language for the Web it’s prone to hacks as we have seen countless times with Wordpress. Fun story too about PHP. I recently set-up a Discourse server using the 2.0 beta under Docker and, within just a few minutes of giving it a domain name, the server logs I was tailing to the console at the time started showing attempts to access a number of PHP files—likely an attack of the SiteBroker variety.
Back to Analytics, I agree they’re important for understanding UX. I believe what we need is to stop relying so much on JS to do this stuff and find a good (ideally hosted) analytics tool which simpy parses server logs. Perhaps AWStats does this. I’m not sure. Something to explore as that’s a relatively new tool for me—just don’t want to get vendor locked too much with my sites personally.
Meanwhile, as we work our way back to a server-side world, distributed or otherwise, this is one of the handiest libraries for open source analytics tracking I have found: https://github.com/segmentio/analytics.js