First make a new file called stats.txt and one called stats.php
Give write permission on the .txt file (CHMOD 666 or 777 if you don`t see a growing count)
php code for .php file
<?php //set data file name/path $data='stats.txt'; //read content fom the .txt file $show = file_get_contents($data); //write new content to the .txt file $new=file_put_contents($data,$show+1); //show your hit counter echo $show; ?>
This is faster thran fopen() and if the data file dose not exists the script creates it, if it can.