Whenever the user visits a certain page, I want the following things to happen:
A) A (hidden) counter is incremented, so I know how many times that specific page was visited.
B) The user gets redirected to a new page.
Since the page wasn't "moved", status codes 301 and 302 don't really make sense.
Am I understanding that 303 is the best code to send to the user's web browser?
header("HTTP/1.1 303 See Other"); header("Location: http://www.example.com/otherpage.php");
The redirection destination page may be on a different website, depending on which page is visited.
I'm not supposed to put any PHP or HTML code before the header() stuff... but can I add PHP code after the header() calls, to increment the counter?
[Edit:] Ah, I'm not supposed to put any PHP code that outputs text (or other content), right? Non-outputting PHP is fine?
Also, should I save user visits to the MySQL database, or to just a text file? Either would work, but which would you personally use?
Edited by Servant of the Lord, 21 August 2012 - 10:48 AM.