ServersPage Hit Counter System

Page Hit Counter System




by Bob Dombroski

I had a client that just wanted a simple report he could easily
see in real time, that would show him only what he wanted to see. He
had 5 requirements.

  • How many hits total for any page and all pages.
  • How many hits for any and all pages today.
  • How many hits for any and all pages this month.
  • How many users are currently browsing the site.
  • The number of highest simultaneuos connections throughout the
    day.

I had a client that just wanted a simple report he could easily
see in real time, that would show him only what he wanted to see. He
had 5 requirements…

I am sure there are many prepackaged solutions which may have
worked, but the task is simple enough to code in ASP. I decided to
use a database solution to track the hits.

The database table (Access Database) called hits

  1. page_name – text field max of 100   (contains the
    page name)
  2. total_hits     – long  
    (contains the total hits on page since its inception)
  3. day_hits      – long  
    (contains the total hits on page today)
  4.   month_hits – long   (contains the total hits
    on page this month)
  5.   hit_date     – Date/Time  (the
    date of the current day & month hits)

table.jpg

Pretty simple so far…and it doesn’t get any harder!

I created an include file counter.inc which is included in every
page I want counted. For my client, he did not want the
adminstration pages to inflate his hit counts so the include file
would not be within any of the admin pages.

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