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Web Site Counter
We have a web site counter pre-installed on all Basic Web Hosting servers. To use a counter, place the following HTML tag in your web page:

<img src="/cgi-sys/counter.cgi?df=name_of_data_file.dat|dd=countertype">

Change the value of the "df" tag to the name of the data file that should store the number of hits for this particular web page. We recommend the following naming structure for your data files (so that no two customers on the same server use the same data file name):


For example, if the counter will be placed on a page at your web site called contact.html and if the username for your site is unclesam, you would name your data file:


The "dd" tag can be used to change the style of the counter. Available counter styles can be viewed at:

Here is an example of the HTML tag you should use if:

The hits being counted are for a web page called services.html
Your username is unclesam
You want to use counter style number 45

<img src="/cgi-sys/counter.cgi?df=services.html-unclesam.dat|dd=45">

More options are available for the counter program, such as which color the frame should be or code that will display a clock rather than a counter. All available options can be viewed at:

The complete counter manual is available at:

Examples of different counter options can be found at:

If you do not want the counter to increase each time a visitor hits the "refresh" button of his/her browser, use /cgi-sys/counter2.cgi instead of /cgi-sys/counter.cgi. The counter2.cgi script will not increase the count if the next access to your page comes from the same IP Address as the last access.

Personal Assistance
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If you need any type of personal assistance, do not hesitate to contact our Service & Support Team at:

A member of our team will be very happy to assist.

For identification purposes, please write from the e-mail address on-file for your account or include your account's password in your e-mail message.

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