Any request made to the server is considered a “hit”. A request can be for any object, an html page, a graphic image, an audio file, a CGI script, etc. So, “hits” are the total number of requests that were received during the specified report period.
A “visit”, on the other hand, is a series of “hits” that are deemed to have come from the same browser within a certain amount of time. A “visit”, therefore, represents a browser that came to your site for a while and then left.
Each “visit” is composed of many more “hits”.
Visits are also grouped by time. Webalizer does this by looking at the IP address of the browser and calculates the amount of time since a visitorâ€™s last requested a page/file (if any). If the time difference is greater than a pre-configured â€˜visit timeoutâ€™ value (or has never made a request before), it is considered a â€˜new visitâ€™.
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