Text based counters are just basic counters which display the number of
times a particular webpage has been accessed. Relying on Server-Side
Includes, these counters are not very configurable. Graphical counters
feature a graphical interface, allowing
clients to pick and choose what digit style to use for the counter. These
type of counters are more popular and can be heavily configured.
With HTML and graphical digit options, you can customize your text and
graphical counters. Text counters use a flat file to store the counter
number, which can be manipulated. Graphical counters can be
customized beyond digit styles.
Both text and graphical counters can be used in unlimited quantities. Each
counter will use a different count so that increments occur only on the
page where the counter resides.