We can create a simple hit counter using flash and PHP script which uses text file for storing hits. I have used a blank count.txt file, and php file. Create a dynamic text field in flash movie and name it count and you are done. Name the flash movie counter.swf or whatever you like.

What is the point of counting in flash? Well if there is any point, then You can make count downs or count ups and then trigger some action on its completion. Following tutorials will guide you about how to create counters in flash using ActionScript.