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CNStats 3.2 Manual

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Counter Types

3 types of counter are available in the application:

Counter type is assigned with the help of $COUNTER["type"] parameter in config.php.

You should select the type that suits your needs best and install the suggested code into all pages of your web-site. Be careful and do not edit the code suggested by the system.

Note: It is possible to insert only one type of code on a single page.

Counter Type

Display Mode

Unique Users

Advantages and Disadvantages

"GIF 1x1"

Invisible, transparent GIF 1x1 is inserted

Cookie is installed during first login; it expires at 23:59:59. A user is considered unique if no cookie has been installed for him/her yet.

The counter works at any server. It does not count visits of search robots. It is necessary to select the right place for the code insertion.

"PHP-include"

Invisible, no additional code

A host inactive more than 1 hour is considered unique user.

It counts ALL visits with an absolute precision. Counter code may be inserted anywhere in the HTML code. It counts search robots. It is necessary to use additional variable (*) to transmit page titles. It works only on PHP-powered web-sites.

"Combined"

Invisible, transparent GIF 1x1 is inserted

The same as GIF 1x1

The counter combines PHP-Include precision and correct user identification with the help of the cookie. It is necessary to select the right place for the code insertion. It works only on PHP-powered web-sites. Recommended.

(*) It is necessary to assign the page title to the variable $CNSTATS_TITLE for page titles counting before the counter code will be installed. The title encoding should be correct; for instance windows-1251 for the Russian language.


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