I thought I would do a quick check first before bothering support and it would appear that the data files are being written to okay.
For Aristo …
This is a working counter line:-
<img src=“http://counter.dreamhost.com/cgi-bin/Count.cgi?df=username-count1.dat&st=1234&pad=F&ft=0&dd=A&istrip=T&comma=T&trgb=000000&prgb=ff0000” align=absmiddle" width=100 height=25>
The datafile df needs to be replaced by your own unique filename. The &st=1234 is entered once into your HTML file to seed the counter to start at 1234. Once you have viewed the page you should delete the &st=1234 bit so that the whole line (you could start with this to have a counter start at zero) would then be:-
<img src=“http://counter.dreamhost.com/cgi-bin/Count.cgi?df=username-count1.dat&pad=F&ft=0&dd=A&istrip=T&comma=T&trgb=000000&prgb=ff0000” align=absmiddle" width=100 height=25>
If when you view the page you see the counter number okay do not forget that the counter will not always increment each time you view the page since it needs to be viewed from a unique IP. What I did was to view the test page via anonymouser to use different IP address.
Presumably you are able to view the rest of your page okay which would indicate the DNS has propagated.
As an aside you may be told that using counters on a web page is not ‘fashionable’. However if you want a counter then that is all that matters. Tell them you are just complying with the local laws that now require websites to have counters and quote EU regulation 1569.78.
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