Piwik Web Analytics
additionaly to awstat
Thank you for your input. Piwik is a popular solution that seems to be a good alternative to AWStats and Webalizer. We will consider supporting it
Piwik was a big greate idea. It's the best tool beside google analytics.
David Wilson commented
Piwik definitely needs to be integrated into Plesk, but as a single installation. Basically, subscribers would be set up as users in Piwik from Plesk through it's API, the structure is all there. By not having not individual installations for each subscription (like I've seen done) you're significantly reducing the overhead required, and your performance will increase.
The structure is there in Piwik to pipe and/or read logs, so there's no need to worry about having to build anything into your client's websites, it's all done in the back-end without them needing to do anything.
This should be straight-forward to build into plesk, and in this day and age it's quickly becoming a requirement...the HTML-Style stats are becoming outdated.
Maybe when I get some time I'll look into building my own solution into Plesk for this, but at this point I just don't time to spare (probably a good thing).
Would really like to see Piwik included into Plesk...even as an optional component.
Andreas Schnederle-Wagner commented
Using Piwik currently for about ~1.000 Sites with about 2 Million PageImpressions per month (SAAS CMS) - no problems with performance or otherwise ... Would love to see Piwik integrated in Plesk!
Thanks for your opinion Madalin,
it is very interesting information!
Madalin Ignisca commented
Piwik is like Titanic VS a tiny fishing boat when compared to AWSTATS or Webalizer.
At this moment Piwik can be installed as an app in a master domain of the website and it's very easy to configure it for certain needs.
piwik can also do log-analysis, see here:
Also would love to have piwik integrated in plesk 12!
I hobe Piwik will be the default stat system in the next version. Piwik looks modern and is working like a charm. Also the stats sent via E-Mail to customers are looking great!
Marco B. commented
I would love to see this integrated just for the look&feel of the product. Webalizer and AWstats look like they're from the 90s, you just can't use their reports out of the box.
James Warren commented
The user interface for Piwik is much more modern and friendly compared with awstats. I think it would be a useful addition to use it to analyse server logs as Stefan Brauner says. Or maybe there would be a way to allow users to add the code to the website themselves for full analytics support?
Andriy Kharkovyy commented
Piwik is basically the next best thing to google but I don't want to install and manage it myself so it would be awesome if it was part of plesk. it's a well established stats system
Stefan Brauner commented
I first wanted to agree with Peer, but then I saw http://piwik.org/log-analytics/
I would very much think this should NOT be a Plesk feature as it requires code added to the website, just like Google Analytics. It's not based on server logs, as awstats is.
You can run Piwik on Plesk and add it to any website you want.
sorry a little bit confusing:
"-email stats" means
- it sends reports of stats via email.
its NOT about email statistics
two things i forgot:
a complete list of features:
well, i like the facts that:
-it supports mobile tracking
-it is customizable regarding dashboard etc.
-it is storing in MySql DB
-it has a better overview and presentation of data
-it can take care of website analytics that are not hosted on the server easily
-it supports/has plugins for many apps like Joomla, Wordpress etc...
-it has a mobile view to log in from mobile devices
Could you tell a little more about this solution? What makes it preferred option for you? What are advantages over AWstats and Webalizer?