|−|When users access a Web site, their computer sends a request to the site's server to begin |+|
a a log file. page , for each page.
|−|downloading a page. Each element of a requested page (including graphics, text, and interactive |+|
|−|items) is recorded by the site's Web server log file as a "hit. " If a page containing two graphics is |+|
|−|accessed by a user, those hits will be recorded once for the page itself and once for each of the |+|
|−|graphics. Webmasters use hits to measure their servers' workload. Because page designs and |+|
|−|visit patterns vary from site to site, the number of hits bears no relationship to the number of |+|
|−|pages downloaded, and is therefore a poor guide for traffic measurement. |+|