Installing Matomo Analytics on Ubuntu 18.04 x64

dailydose

#1

A quick guide for installing Matomo analytics.

  • Login to server root@ip_address
  • Navigate to your public_html directory, usually located at /var/www/html
  • Download Mamto file
wget https://builds.matomo.org/matomo-latest.zip

Unzip it

unzip matomo-latest.zip

You will get its files installed in directory name “matomo”

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Next, what you need is a database that you can create using below command

Login to MySQL

sudo mysql -u root -p

Create database with name ‘matomo’

create database matomo;
grant all on matomo.* to gulshankumar@localhost identified by 'your-choice-password';
flush privileges;
exit;

Now go to the path example.com/matomo/ and follow the ‘on-screen instruction to proceed installation’.

Thanks & Regards,
Gulshan


#2

Can u guide for hosts which dont have SSH access? Is there any ftp process?

Or is SSH access needed?


#3

SSH way takes less time.

Manually, you have to do same thing. Should I write?


#4

No. I will do the needful


#5

Manually …

  1. Upload Matomo zip file at public folder and uncompress it.

  2. Create a database with a user and grant all permission along with it.

  3. Go to the Matomo directory and follow the instructions.


#6

Thank u. Much simpler to do :slight_smile:


#7

You’re most welcome! :blush:


#8

can we use it on any CMS?


#9

Integration available for almost every well known platform.


#10

Yes, easily…


#11

GA is better


#12

2 weeks later, this is my review for Matomo (Formerly Piwik).

  • It doesn’t impact much on the load time. It’s light weight.

  • Dashboard loads quickly and it save time. I felt experience like JetPack stats reporting, as it has external link tracking and all.


#13

What about its security?


#14

Well, it is used by million of website so it can be trusted.


#15

The piwik.js is good but piwik.php takes 380ms to load from different country. :astonished:

However it is faster than other competitors.


#16

Looks like Cloudflare is developing good analytic features.