Hit counters are used by all types of web sites and allow us to keep an active tally of how many visits our site receives on any particular day. In this article, Borag's going to teach us how to create a simple hit counter that we can use on our personal or small business web sites.
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Hit counters are used by all types of web sites and allow us to keep an active tally of how many visits our site receives on any particular day. On a Windows NT/2000 web server, a professional hit tracking system that investigates the IIS log files can cost thousands of dollars. This mightn't be a problem if you're running a commercial site, but what if you're running a small personal site?
In this article I'm going to teach you how to create a simple hit counter that you can display on your web site as either text or an image. The counter I will describe uses a Microsoft Access 2000 database and ASP script to tally and display the counter on a page.
To implement the counter on your web site, you should be running a Windows NT/2000 web server and have Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) version 2.6 or later installed, You should be also be familiar with ASP and creating Microsoft Access Databases.