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Piwik is the leading open source web analytics platform - your server requires PHP and MySQL be installed on it already to use this ....

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What is Piwik?
 
Piwik is a downloadable, Free (GPL licensed) web analytics software platform. It provides detailed reports on your website and its visitors, including the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, which pages they like, the files they download and so much more. Piwik aims to be an open source alternative to Google Analytics. Piwik is PHP MySQL software which you download and install on your own webserver. At the end of the 5-minute installation process you will be given a JavaScript tag. Simply copy and paste this tag on websites you wish to track (or use an existing plugin to do it automatically for you). To learn more about what Piwik offers, check out the list of features page. If you need professional help to make the most out of Piwik, get in touch with the Piwik analytics experts.
 
 
How is Piwik different to Google Analytics and other web analytics tools?

 
Piwik is the leading open source web analytics software, but there are dozens of other free and paid web analytics solutions; why choose Piwik? One of the principle advantages of Piwik is that you are in control. Unlike remote-hosted services (such as Google Analytics), you host Piwik on your own server and the data is tracked inside your Mysql database. Because Piwik is installed on your server, you enjoy full control over your data. You can access the data easily via the Piwik APIs. Advanced users can use Custom Variables, Segmentation, or even run manual queries on the database in order to build advanced reports.
Piwik also protects your visitor privacy with advanced Privacy features. When using Piwik for Web Analytics, you ensure that your visitors behavior on your website(s) is not shared with advertising companies.

To help you decide on a Web Analytics software, you might want to look at the list of features in Piwik or the online demo. Piwik offers nearly all features that other tools may offer, and also has some unique features such as Real Time visitor details, Ecommerce Analytics, Visitor Profile, Real Time Visitor Maps and an awesome Mobile App. Finally, our Roadmap is public, and the community can check our progress on the public issue tracker.
Happy Analytics!
 
 
How does Piwik work?

 
Piwik has to be installed on a server with both PHP and MySQL. At the end of the 5-minute installation, Piwik will give you a Javascript tag which you add to the bottom of each page of your website. Piwik will then record the activity across your website within your database. Piwik aggregates this data to provide detailed web analytics reports about your visitors, page views, referrer information, search engine keywords, Ecommerce, campaigns and much more! As well as tracking via the Javascript file, you can also import web server access logs into Piwik, or use the Tracking API.
Learn more about Piwik in our guide: What is Piwik?

http://piwik.org/