Hit Counter

April 13th, 2009 | Tags:

Tutorial Description:

Learn how to create a text based hit counter.

1. Begin with a blank page and put a “1″ without the quotes in it and name it “counter.txt”, chmodd it to 777. 2. Create another page and put this code in it.

<?php
// File name.
$file = "counter.txt";

// Lets open a connection, shall we?
$fp = @fopen($file, "r+");

// Open the file.
$myCounter = (int)fgets($fp,10000);

// Add another entry.
$myCounter++;
rewind($fp);

// Save new entry into file.
fwrite($fp,$myCounter);

// After using something, close it.
fclose($fp);<br>

// Print results.
echo 'Page Views:' .$myCounter;
?>

3. Name this file counter.php

4. Put this code where you want the counter to be.

<?php
include("counter.php");
?>
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