Adding a Counter to Your Web Page
Note: As of April 1st, 2008 personal homepages are no longer supported
If you wish to count the number of visitors to one of your pages and to display that number as a graphic image, we provide a program that you can use. Please note that this program will only count visitors who are using a graphical browser.
To count a page you would include in the page that you wish to count a line like the following:
where link is the path to your HTML document.
Please be sure to replace ~server-username with your own server username.
If the user joeuser has a page called reservation.html
that is to be counted, the line that would be included in reservation.html
Other arguments that can be applied to this counting program:
Any other argument used would be appended to the above IMG SRC path like:
Specifies the number of digits in the resulting image.
- link=URL of the page on which the counter is located
The link-argument is used to keep track of a certain counter. It should be unique for each counter. A good choice is the URL of the page on which the counter image is located.
- increase=number; default 1
Specifies the number by which the counter should be increased. This can be used to check how many times a certain page was visited without increasing the counter. In that case specify increase=0.
Resetting a certain counter is also possible this way by specifying a negative number here.
In case you would like to keep track of the number of accesses to a certain page without showing the counter image, specify the above argument.
For more information, please see the nph-count FAQ.
Information Systems and Computing, University of Pennsylvania