Free Realtime AJAX Animated LiveCounter


AJAX LiveCounter is based on the old school java version LiveCounter classic from But is really old and it needs java. And Java is not that fast... ;)
That's way I wrote a new AJAX version. It's easier to install, it loads faster and it works on all devices. Including mobile phones!

The animation is made by Gavin Brock. I used his excellent CSS/JavaScript Animated Odometer (version 1.0)


As a website owner you just insert one line of code in your page. And your done! That is really all!!. Go start right away and copy the code below and past it in your website. You can make as many counters as you need/want.


How it works

This LiveCounter works with AJAX requests, so all requests are done in the background of the website. With these AJAX requests the counter is able to go up or down in number without reloading the page. This way you get an animated live counter that is showing the amount of visitors at that moment. It is near realtime. That is way it is called "live" counter.

The LiveCounter does a request every 30 seconds. That are two requests every minute. So every 30 seconds the counter can change up or down. The LiveCounter shows counts the unique amount of visitors that were active in the last 2 minutes.



1 august 2021

After 11 years, it is time to close this site. It was a fun project to do, and see how many connections you can handle on a single consumer ADSL connection. But at this time, this site has been on many adblocker lists, and therefore a lot of counts are lost/blocked. We started in the early days with 20.000.000 requests a day with a peak at 1000 requests per second! Now we do not more then 5 requests per second less then 500.000 requests per day. That is not enough to continue this free service.

It was a nice project for 11 years.... now we put it to rest. Thanks for all the people that has used this free service in the last 11 years!

v 3.0

20 june 2020

v 2.5

3 April 2015

Now we are able to handle a whopping 10.000+ extra users. So bring it on! At this moment we are handling about 25.000.000+ requests a day :D

v 2.1

15 February 2014

The amount of requests are increased from about 4 million per day to now about 20 million a day, we had to change the system! So now we have updated our counting engine, which can now handle about 1000 requests per second. That stands for about 30.000+ connections. And with CDN offloading, we reduced our bandwidth. Happy counting!

v 2.0

24 March 2013

v 1.0

20 July 2010

First version released


Number of visitors on this page:
Total users online:
Total counters online:
Total requests per second:
Update interval in seconds:



In order to count visitors we use a database to log your IP number and a unique session. We don't log any more of you. And all data that is older than 2 minutes will be deleted. We don't count visitors that are inactive more than 2 minutes and therefore we don't need that data anymore.

We do use Matomo for log file analytics. But we do respect the Do Not Track setting in your browser. With the Matomo we analyse the amount of hits and the duration of a visit. We are not interested in individuals. We just want to know some nerdy numbers ... :)


For questions you can mail at: livecounter[at]theyosh[dot]nl or visit my site: