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This is a quick and simple PHP script that shows the number of online visitors on your website at the moment in the form of a small graphical button, and of course it is available for free. This Users Online script will generate a small clean and cool looking image displaying the number of visitors viewing your site. The graphics is being generated on the fly with the help of the GD library, so make sure your hosting has it installed. And you can customize the colors of the button the way you like them in order to make them fit your website’s color palette as they are not hard-coded in the script itself.


The look of the generated button style image by the PHP script is easy to customize by editing the script file or on-the-fly by changing the parameters for displaying the image. Of course there is a basic gray color palette preset in the script, so it will be used if you do not provide parameters for the inner border, the outer border, the left and right fill colors and.or the left and right text colors (it is fully customizable). The advantages of this user counter PHP script are, it doesn’t require a MySQL or any other database in order to run (it stores the information in a plain text file) and it allows you to display this information on any web page, even ones that are not dynamically generated, so you are not just limited to active PHP pages anymore.

To download the Simple Users Online PHP Script that is available for free…


Piwik is a free and open source real time web analytics software very similar to Google’s Analytics service. Piwik can be regarded as a kind of an advanced Google’s Analytics clone script as it provides very similar detailed reports about your website’s visitors such as the search engines and keywords they used to come, the language they speak, your popular pages… or in other words with it you can check out who has been visiting your page, when, how and why in great details. Piwik is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database, meaning that you can quickly and easily download and install on your own web server and start using it. After the quick installation you will be given a JavaScript code that you need to put among the other code of your website in order for the visitors to be tracked.

Piwik has some advantages as compared to Google Analytics, such as the generation of real time web analytics reports, your own web analytics data stays on your server and is not shared with third parties such as Google, additional plugins to extend functionality and a big online community of users. As already mentioned this website traffic analysis script that gives you detailed information about the visitors on your website is completely free and open source, and you can use one installation to track the visitors you get on multiple websites. So you can forget the need to use Google Analytics anymore as you will have faster and better solution, running on your own website, more customizable and expendable and absolutely free.

Visit the official Piwik project website to download or for more information…