in reply to CGI not accepted by server.

This same thing is common in the USA as well, at least for the personal webspace provided with a basic dial up account. Other than javascript, you could also check around for free counters hosted elsewhere. I haven't used one in years, but there used to be a plethora of them availible with no strings attatched, save that clicking on the counter image brings you to their site. In this day & age, I would check to see that they don't do more before using one. (I.E., use cookies to track my visitors for nasty purposes)