PHP Web Site Counter?

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Greetings.
I have tried numerous routines to get a web site counter to work but still
no count. In O'REILLY "Programming PHP" they show embedding PHP directly
into the HTML file. I tried that but to no avail. Perhaps someone could look at the
source code and see what I am doing wrong? http://www.bobbear.org/TestWebSite/TestWebSite.html
thanks in advance
 
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hello HarryA,

php opening pattern is : <?php //your code here; ?>

you use the comment for JS and Html

PHP:
<?php
    $count = 0;

    if(file_get_contents("hitcount.txt") != null){
        $count = file_get_contents("hitcount.txt")
    }

     echo $count;

     $handle = fopen("hitcount.txt", "w+");
     fwrite($handle, ++$count);
     fclose($handle);
     unset($handle);

?>
 
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Thanks. But I remain confused, why didn't

<?php echo 'This better show up or I will be mad' ?>

display the text: "This better show up or I will be mad" ?
As it is right out of the book.
 
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  • see in Php settings, how quotes are set.
  • always end your php instructions by ";" !!!!!!
 
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I copied that verbatim out of the book. :mad: Adding the ; did not help. I have tried at least ten times with external php files and includes also. On the server the HTML file and the hitcount.txt are at 777. The directory at 755 it will not take 777. Perhaps the server hates me. Anyway I give up! I will lower by low standards even lower and try Perl (as a C programmer).
 

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