2019-02-10 Pujan Niroula 1 Minute(s) Read

Create Simple Pageview Counter in PHP

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Some website owner wants to display total pageviews on their web so far. This gives visitor an impression, a psychological impression. If you also want to display total pageviews on your website then this post is for you man :)

In this tutorial I will use just a file (pageview.txt) to store total pageview. I used some PHP's inbuilt functions such as file_get_contents() and file_put_contents().

Simple Pageview Counter with PHP - Source Code

<?php
class pageView
{
    //Declear file to store total pageview count
    private $file = 'pageview.txt';

    function __construct(){
        if(!file_exists($this->file)) {
            file_put_contents($this->file, '0');
        }
    }
    public function add_view() {
        $prev_count = file_get_contents($this->file);
        file_put_contents($this->file, $prev_count+1);
    }
    public function get_view() {
        $count = file_get_contents($this->file);
        return $count;
    }
}
$view = new pageView;

//add one another pageview
$view->add_view();

//Echo total pageviews
echo 'Total Pageview: '.$view->get_view();
?>

First of all it will check the file decleared on $file variable this is done with PHP's __construct function. When you call add_view function will add one more number to existing pageview. If you call get_view function this will return total pageview.

Cheers!!! Congratulation mate, you just learned to create simple hit counter in PHP. Hope to see you in comment section below...

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