Hi, I have an E1 plan and a public facing web site working fine.
But... I want to create a Hit Counter of visitors... How can I do that in Office 365? Can I upload a solution that count hits to the public facing web site? I do not want to use an external solution like Windows Azure or another platform?
Thanks in Advance
One approach is to use Google Analytics in your sharepoint public site.
Juan Carlos González - MVP de SharePoint Server http://geeks.ms/blogs/jcgonzalez/ Twitter: @jcgm1978
This is Tim with Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Support.
Unfortunately, there is no out of the box hit counter that is available to use on your public-facing site. You do have the option to use the suggestion that Juan Carlos has posted, or if you are looking for a simple hit counter, you can go a Bing search for "hit counter html code" (without the quotes). You will come up with many custom options for hit counters. I am sure most of them will be free, and all you will need to do is copy the HTML code and use the HTML gadget to insert it into a zone on your public-facing site.
I will continue to monitor this thread if you have any additional questions.
Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Support
Thanks Tim for your help but I am looking for a more advanced solution.
I really want to develop some kind of custom counter inside a page published in the public facing web site. Can I upload custom developed sharepoint solutions to the sharepoint public facing web site?
What I exactly what to do is to developing a page that shows the number of visitors (If anybody enter to my page www.mycompany.com can see how many people have entered).
I really appreciate your comments because I am developer but I want to avoid external solutions like hosting the web page in a external site.
Thanks Juan Carlos, although I know how to develop sandbox solutions, where can I find specific informacion about how to do that in the public facing web site.
Is the same idea, the only thing you must take into account is that the public face site has anonymous access.