Did the server for hit counters disappear?Yes, I know it is old tech!What suggestions for a quick, simple method without using other domain servers?
enable stats in the panel?
The service still exists (http://counter.dreamhost.com/), but hasn't been maintained in years, and may end up getting quietly done away with at some point. Don't count on it continuing to be available.
You may want to clarify what the purpose is and the results you want. Are you using it to track hits or do you really need a counter visible on each page? And if so will plain text do or do you need variable graphics?