I'm trying to make a php script that indexes durations of page views on my site.
I've been doing some fiddling but I've hit a dead end, here's what I've come up so far:
1. every time the page is loaded, a random token is created and save as $_SESSION["token"] == $random;
2. a php file checks if the token is in the mysql database, if found, it updates the duration by 1. if not found, it creates a new entry and the cycle begins all over again
does anyone have an idea how to refresh the .php file embedded some way in the site without any visible activity?
maybe this could be done with ajax? the problem is that I don't know anything about it :/