It’s quite easy to get confused looking at your website statistics. What’s the difference between hits and pageviews? What are hits and page views?
Well, quite simply a hit is each file sent from the web server to the web browser. One image = 1 hit. One page with 5 images = 6 hits (one for each image, and one for the HTML file itself).
A page view is what it says on the tin. Everytime a visitor to your site loads a page, that is one page view.