Quiet Count© Invisible Hit/Page Counter Script

Quiet Count is a freeware hit counter script that allows you to discreetly compile usage statistics from your website by simply adding or modifying an IMG tag on every page whose usage you want to track. The package includes two easily installed Perl scripts and supporting HTML webpages that give you the following features:

The script has a very low overhead on your server because it relies on a simple text file to store the hit count data. It also has a negligible impact on page loading speed - something that concerns many webmasters now that Google is keeping an eye out for slow pages. It's also very resistant to counting page reloads and revisits, thanks to browser caching, so you get a truer picture of how your site is being used.

If you enable the Email reporting function in Quiet Count©, you get a copy of the previous day's counts delivered to you automatically. So you can easily monitor your site's performance with regard to particular pages. And there's two ways to access the data directly. You can get the current day's hits or you can see a broader compilation of your site's hits on a monthly basis.

An easy way to deploy Quiet Count© so that you don't have to modify every page on your website is to use a RewriteRule in your .htaccess file to intercept requests for a common image like your business logo and re-route it through imgCount.cgi. You can use something like the following:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/images/logo.png$
RewriteRule ^(.*) /cgi-bin/qCount.cgi?file=$1 [L]

Quiet Count© is provided free of charge. If you use and enjoy this software, please place the following link in an appropriate location on your site:

a href="http://www.rainbodesign.com/pub/" Rainbo Design Tools & Scripts/a

This page was last modified on December 09, 2015

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