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Post by Ace Antilles » Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:59 am

There are various Counters out there for Websites. I use one. What I want to know is:<P>Can you set a counter that will track a particular file?<P>For instance, can I set one so I can see how many people have downloaded one of my zip files?<BR>Answers on a postcard please or more preferably post here! :p
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Post by Avenger One » Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:42 pm

Do what Masassi.net did
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Post by Ace Antilles » Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:37 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Avenger One:<BR><STRONG>Do what Masassi.net did</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Thank you for your long and detailed answer! :p<BR>But WHAT exactly have they done? :eek:
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Post by Avenger One » Fri Mar 28, 2003 12:08 am

Try downloading a file from them and they have a page that u stop at for 2 seconds and then it counts the download.
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Post by General_Trageton » Fri Mar 28, 2003 8:35 am

Great, but I think he wanted to know the how-to(correct me if I'm wrong)<P>Ace, if you're interested in that dl counting system, I suggest you ask them directly mailto:staff@massassi.net
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Post by Avenger One » Fri Mar 28, 2003 6:33 pm

I think its some sort of JS, I couldnt find it in the source
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Post by TIMMAY » Sat Mar 29, 2003 2:38 am

I can do something like this in ASP, what basically happens is, when the user clicks on the link, it goes to a page saying "This download will start soon etc..", but in the background which you will never see is some code that goes and adds 1 to the counter in a database.
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Post by Ace Antilles » Sat Mar 29, 2003 4:22 pm

I'm pretty sure my server doesn't creating support asp pages. Basic users only.<BR>So is there no other simple way without scripts?
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Post by Avenger One » Sat Mar 29, 2003 4:28 pm

I think scripting is the only easy way, unless you try using a webcounter to count how many times the file's URL is requested
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Post by Ace Antilles » Sat Mar 29, 2003 4:54 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Avenger One:<BR><STRONG>unless you try using a webcounter to count how many times the file's URL is requested</STRONG><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That was what I was originally thinking off. Some counter just to log them up.<BR>Can you get a web counter to monitor different pages though? Or zips. or have you got to have loads of counters registered.<BR>Thanks for everyones advice so far. :)<p>[ 29 March 2003: Message edited by: Ace Antilles ]
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Post by Avenger One » Sat Mar 29, 2003 6:34 pm

You could make a counter and just put it on your page can't you?<P>Sorry Im not very familiar with counters because I havent hosted my own webpage for a LONG time
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Post by TIMMAY » Sat Mar 29, 2003 9:54 pm

Ace Antilles: <A HREF="http://www.digits.com/create.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.digits.com/create.html</A> <P>Try out this site i just searched for quickly. And if that one doesn't work out goto <A HREF="http://www.Google.com" TARGET=_blank>www.Google.com</A> and search for Free Web Counters.
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