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    Hello everyone.

    Does anybody know how to make a SIMPLE hit counter? I have looked, and looked, but nothing, except for those hit counters for "FREE". :disappointed:

    Anything you can post will be helpful, Thanks!



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    Have you tried my PHPCounter: http://ekstreme.com/phpcounter ? It's free, very simple to install, and provides you with lots of info.

    If not, the basics of a counter are:

    1. Figure out which page is being tracked.
    2. Find out the current count.
    3. Add one to the count and...
    4. ...display it (optional)
    5. Save the count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eKstreme
    Have you tried my PHPCounter: http://ekstreme.com/phpcounter ? It's free, very simple to install, and provides you with lots of info.
    I tried to install, that was the easy part. I cannot seem to get it to work properly.

    I plan to use the counter in a HTML file just to be specific. I think that one was for PHPs.

    Is there anything else out there? :nervous:


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    Why is it necessary to have a hit counter?
    Do you mean you want to just view the statistics, like a stats log?

    Hit counters themselves don't mean anything, as you can make it
    display any number you want.

    There are statistic things such as "sitemeter.com" that keep a
    bunch of stats on a webpage, without the actual counter appearing.

    If you want a number to appear on your webpage, just hard code any
    number you want, like 10123 ... who cares? Nobody looks at the
    counters anyhow.

    If your webhost allows PHP or Perl and SSI (server side includes),
    you could code your own counter, like write your own Perl script.
    Other than the experience of writing one, it might not be worth the time to do it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePhoenix2006
    I plan to use the counter in a HTML file just to be specific. I think that one was for PHPs.
    If your server supports PHP, then you can use .htaccess to instruct the server to parse HTML files as PHP and then all PHP scripts will work in your HTML files.

    If you have another server side language supported (perl, python, etc) then you can find something out there. For perl, try AWstats. It's a clunky interface, but gives nice info.

    Failing that, you are stuck to a client-side solution. There are two very common ways to do it (javascript or requesting a remote hosted image that is actually a script that outputs the image). About what's good, there are LOTS. I know that a lot of webhosts actually run a counter for their clients: look through their help files and FAQ or something.
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    SSI has a built in count function, that relies on server logs. It's something like this:
    Code:
     <!--#echo var="PAGE_COUNT" -->

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    I am certain that your hosting plan should come with an ASSORTMENT of hit counters for free

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    >hit counter<

    try this company.
    http://sitemeter.com/

    i use them for all my clients

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    try this <

    you could hire an intern to keep track of the number of visitors.


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