Understanding Hits and Hits Limit

What exactly does the hit limit imply?

 The "hits" limit is one of the restrictions imposed by ProFreeHost. This page describes what a hit is, how to limit your use of hits, and what happens if you go over the limit.

What exactly is a hit?

A hit is a request to a file on your website, which could be an HTML or PHP page, an image, a CSS file, or something else entirely.

A hit differs from a page view, visit, or visitor. A visitor can come back to your website several times, with each visit containing multiple page views and each page view containing multiple hits.

If a visitor opens a single page with two CSS files, three Javascript files, and five pictures, the website will require 11 clicks to load. If your website code makes any background calls to your website (for example, a chat script), these requests are also counted toward your hits use.

How many hits can I receive?

A daily restriction of 50,000 hits is enforced by ProFreeHost. Every 24 hours, but not always at midnight, your hits usage counter is reset.

Your account will be taken offline for 24 hours if you receive 50,000 hits in a single day. Your account will be automatically reactivated after 24 hours. In addition, if your website receives a lot of traffic and utilizes a lot of hits, we may ask you to upgrade.

Why are the figures in my analytics tool so much lower?

Google Analytics, for example, is a terrific method to examine how people engage with your website. They can tell you who came to your website, where they came from, what pages they looked at, in what order they looked at them, and for how long.

However, analytics software works by embedding Javascript code on the web page. This has a number of ramifications:

The analytics code may be blocked by browsers with ad blocking or tracking blocking technologies, which means they will not appear in the statistics.

Page views, visits, and visitors are the only things that analytics software can track. They are unable to track how many requests a browser must make in order to render a website.

As a result, analytics tools consistently report lower figures than your actual hit utilization. This is due to the fact that analytics systems measure different things and are unable to measure everything.

Why is it that my hit count is so high?

There are several explanations for your excessive hit usage. Consider the following scenario:

Your website has a large number of visitors.

To render a page on your website, a large number of supplementary files must be loaded.

A (DDoS) attack was launched against your website.

How can I cut down on the number of times I use hits?

 Here are some suggestions to help you lower your hit usage (while also making your website load faster):

  • Remove any Javascript and CSS files that are not needed from your pages.
  • To limit the amount of visits for subsequent page views, use browser caching.
  • To make a single file, combine Javascript and CSS files.
  • To limit queries to static files, use a caching solution like Cloudflare on your website.

How can I increase the number of hits I am allowed?

On free hosting, the hit allocation cannot be extended on demand. We handle all accounts equally and will not provide unfair perks to customers simply because they ask for them.

Please consider upgrading your account to premium hosting if your hits usage is still too high after following the instructions below (or if you are having difficulties applying the tips to your website).

There is no limit to how many visitors your website can receive with premium hosting. All of the other resource constraints are also significantly more lenient, allowing your website to expand. When you add in other premium hosting services like automatic free SSL certificates, Cloudflare RailGun, and an award-winning cloud hosting platform, you can rest assured that your website will remain fast and stable!