Page hit counter?


#1

Hello all,

Yet another “don’t reinvent the wheel” n00b question:

Is there an ‘official’ page hit counter plugin/code snippet/whatever? I
would need something like this:

  • It is possibility to set a constant timespan (say 5 hours).
  • On every page hit, save away @request.remote_ip and Time.new
  • The counter gets incremented only if the same IP was here longer ago
    than the constant

Of course this is trivial to do, but just in case there is something
like this, LMK (i have been googling for it but did not find anything
relevant - how should i look for such stuff in the future?)

TIA,
Peter


#2

Peter S. removed_email_address@domain.invalid writes:

Hello all,

Yet another “don’t reinvent the wheel” n00b question:

Is there an ‘official’ page hit counter plugin/code snippet/whatever?

I don’t think so.

But there are many commercial as well as free ones out there. I will
recommend
Statcounter www.statcounter.com (google if link fails).

Put the code in you layout files.

HTH.

Surendra S.
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#3

On 15 May 2006, at 13:26, Surendra S. wrote:

But there are many commercial as well as free ones out there. I
will recommend
Statcounter www.statcounter.com (google if link fails).

Put the code in you layout files.

Or if you want to manage it yourself, use a before_filter that adds
it to the database. Plain and simple.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt


#4

Apply for a Google Analytics account. It’s way better than anything you
can build for yourself.

I tried to home-rolled approach, and let me tell you, its
disappointingly complex. Plus, you need to store thousands of records,
which will slow your app down.