On way to track the number of hits that your website receives is by using a text file counter.
To do this, create a text file called /TotalHits.txt and save it within the /includes/ directory. Then, include the code below at the top of every page you want hits counted from:
<% Set FileObject = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") HitsFile = Server.MapPath ("/includes") & "\totalhits.txt" Set InStream= FileObject.OpenTextFile (HitsFile, 1, false ) OldHits = Trim(InStream.ReadLine) NewHits = OldHits + 1 Set OutStream= FileObject.CreateTextFile (HitsFile, True) OutStream.WriteLine(NewHits) %>
That’s it. Now, you’ve got yourself a Total Hits counter that uses a good old fashioned text file.