Download site:Home page: http://www.muquit.com/muquit/software/Count/Count2.6/Count.html
Download source: http://www.muquit.com/muquit/software/Count/Count2.6/Count2.6/download/src/wwwcount2.6.tar.gz
tar xzf wwwcount2.6.tar.gz cd wwwcount2.6Edit files to define paths: configure, configure.in, Config.tmpl, Count-config
- /usr/local/etc/Counter to /opt/Counter
- /usr/local to /opt
- /usr/local/apache/cgi-bin to /home/httpd/cgi-bin (Red Hat 5.x, 6.x) or /var/www/cgi-bin (Red Hat 7.1+)
./build --all -uses database files /opt/Counter/db/Countdb but can not distinguish between www.domain.com and domain.com. Two separate entries in database, same page, two count totals. ./build --without-database -Requires page to reference a counter file /opt/Counter/data/page-file.dat You must then reference df=page-file.dat in cgi call. This allows www.domain.com and domain.com to refer to the same file and thus the same hit total. ./build --without-database --prefix=/opt/Count --with-cgi-bin-dir=/var/www/cgi-bin
Note: you must choose one or the other and can not mix database and file methods for one Count.cgi executable.
- Do you know the user and group id of httpd' child process [y|n]:? y
- Enter user id of httpd's child process [no default]:? root
- Enter group id of httpd's child process [no default]:? root
Note: Red Hat 7.1 introduced the user and group apache instead of root for running the web server. Use apache as the answer to the above questions.
Web server has to have permission to execute cgi and write to Counter files:
cd /home/httpd/cgi-bin/ chmod ugo+rx Count.cgi cd /opt/Counter chown nobody.nobody db logs data cd /opt/Counter/db chown nobody.nobody * cd /opt/Counter/data - If using count files and not the database chown nobody.nobody *
Directory paths must allow the web server write access to /etc/Count/db, logs ..
Relocate tools: mv ./src/dumpdb and editdb to /opt/bin
Add line to web page: <img src="/cgi-bin/Count.cgi alt="Count">
Set count_reload=Yes so page increments on reload.
To add access for page counter, edit file /opt/Counter/conf/count.cfg and set: strict_mode=NoOnce added you can change it back to Yes or leave it as Yes and use editdb tool.List of [authorized] is the list of web server platforms allowed to access counter. This configures the binary db file /opt/Counter/db/Authdb.
/opt/Counter/... /home/httpd/cgi-bin/Count.cgi The following are for build --all and not --without-database: count_admin.cgi count_admin_help.cgi - not needed count_admin.txt - admin created /opt/bin/dumpdb editdb
Tools: (Does not apply to build --without-database)
/opt/bin/dumpdb /opt/Count/db/Countdb /Authdb and /opt/bin/editdb /opt/Count/db/Countdb or Authdb editdb -c - show all commands. allow you to view and edit the database. http://----/cgi-bin/count_admin.cgi This perl script must reference its configuration file: /home/httpd/cgi-bin/count_admin.txt my $guser_textdb="count_admin.txt"; admin|1|VpZcYs4lguTRs|http://www.domain.com/ user1|0|VpKZnhcYs4olg|http://www.domain.com/%7Euser1/ The "1" specifies access to Authdb and Countdb 0 Countdb only. Use /usr/bin/htpasswd to generate the encrypted field. prompt>htpasswd -c xxx user1 New password: Re-type new password: Adding password for user user1 This will create file xxx with the encrypted data. Note %7E ="~".
Add the following HTML to your web page to display the counter:
<img src="/cgi-bin/Count.cgi?ft=6&frgb=ff0000&comma=T" alt="Count">
|ft=||Frame around counter of given pixel thickness.|
|dd=||Digit directory. Default is A, Options A-D|
|cahce=F&expires=0||Instructions to browser: do not cache image, expire immediately.|
|frgb=||frame color in hex RGB|
|comma=||(T) true or (F) false for comma every third digit from the right.|
|tr=||Transparent background T/F|
|trgb=||Make background color RGB, transparent. If black is background then make 000000 transparent to have no background.|
|display=||Default is counter. Also clock, date, countdown, image or version|
|md=||Max digits to display. Default=6|
Red numbers, transparent background:
<img src="/cgi-bin/Count.cgi?chcolor=T&trgb=000000&df=camarotech.com" alt="Count">
- Super Stats - Third party web site tracking.
- Digits.com - Free Web counter and statistics
- Commercial web page counting service