A hit is simply any single request to the web server for any type of file or object. This can by an HTML page,image, sound file,video, script, etc.
A visitor coming to a web page with 3 images and 1 sound file would count as 5 hits. 1 for the page, 3 for the images and 1 for the sound file.
alt. A hit is also a person who is visiting your site.
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