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Piwik s a real time web analytics software program. It provides you with detailed reports on your website visitors: the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, your popular pages, and more.

Install lighttpd, PHP, and MySql

For installing the additional packages first activate community packages:

vi /etc/apk/repositories

Uncomment the following:


Update the packagelist:

apk update

Install the additional packages:

apk add lighttpd php7-common php7-iconv php7-json php7-gd php7-curl php7-xml php7-mysqli php7-imap php7-cgi fcgi php7-pdo php7-pdo_mysql php7-soap php7-xmlrpc php7-posix php7-mcrypt php7-gettext php7-ldap php7-ctype php7-dom

Configure Lighttpd

Edit lighttpd.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf

Uncomment line:

include "mod_fastcgi.conf"

Edit mod_fastcgi.conf

vi /etc/lighttpd/mod_fastcgi.conf

Edit the section:




Start lighttpd service and add to needed runlevel

rc-service lighttpd start && rc-update add lighttpd default

Install extra packages:

apk add php-mysql mysql mysql-client

Installing and configuring Piwik

Piwik needs some additional packages

apk add php-zlib php-pdo_mysql

Create the a folder named webapps

mkdir -p /usr/share/webapps/

Download the source code

cd /usr/share/webapps/ wget http://piwik.org/latest.zip

Unpack the archive and remove it afterwards

unzip latest.zip rm How\ to\ install\ Piwik.html latest.zip

Change the folder permissions

chmod -R 777 /usr/share/webapps/

Make a symlinks to the piwik folder

ln -s /usr/share/webapps/piwik/ /var/www/localhost/htdocs/piwik

Configuration and start MySql

/usr/bin/mysql_install_db --user=mysql /etc/init.d/mysql start && rc-update add mysql default /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'password'

Configuration of Piwik

Browse to http://WEBSERVER_IP_ADDRESS/piwik/ and the configuration process will start.

Upgrading Piwik

It's still possible to upgrade Piwik by replace the old files with new ones. But a faster way is to use the integrated upgrade mechanism of Piwik itself. Just follow the instructions mentioned in the web interface.