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03-04-2003, 07:15 PM
does anyone know how to make a hit counter with javascript or hitml, i odnt think it is possible with the later but javascript maybe? joe

03-04-2003, 07:30 PM
Not possible with either I'm afraid, not without serverside support anyway

03-04-2003, 07:33 PM
oh, ok, thanks for your help night fire, joe

03-04-2003, 07:40 PM
since my kind suggestions were crap I've disgarded them.

03-04-2003, 07:42 PM
i dont have php support and ther former suggestion is no good as i want the hit counter on my home page and i odnt use frontpage cos it is crap
i use dreamweaver. any more ideas?

Roy Sinclair
03-04-2003, 10:33 PM
There are some companies that offer "external" hit counters but they usually have a price (like an advertisement or 10 on your page).

03-05-2003, 06:06 PM
i give up, unless anyone knows how i can set up my own with sum server side scripting????? mO

03-05-2003, 09:04 PM
find out if your server supports any type of language that will allow a counter.
you can also check out sites like Bravenet.com (http://www.bravenet.com), they will offer you a free counter through there service, no server side support needed.

03-05-2003, 09:22 PM
yeah but thats got adverts on it, te bravenet ones, ive only got the ****ty tiscali space i get with my internet connection. but ill find out.

Roy Sinclair
03-05-2003, 09:43 PM
What do you want a hit counter for anyway? They're a pretty lame thing (IMO) to see on a web page and if you want activity statistics for a web page you should be looking at the server log files.

03-05-2003, 09:49 PM
ok then how do i do these server logs then

Roy Sinclair
03-05-2003, 10:13 PM
All the major web servers have the ability to log all requests made to the server. Then you can use analysis software (http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Internet/Site_Management/Log_Analysis/) like WebTrends (an expensive but good one) to analyze those log files for a multitude of interesting information.

The key is getting access to those log files, you'll need to talk to your host about getting those logs.

03-05-2003, 10:17 PM
ok, cheersmate, ill try that out, i guess thats topic closed.... for now.........???

03-06-2003, 02:09 AM
also, alot of times the host you use will just allow you to view your web stats for your account.
depending on what type of service i guess.