Does Piwik call out?


#1

Does any part of the Piwik software (especially the javascript code) make any sort of request of any server other than mine?


(vipsoft) #2

Requests go to your designated server (pkBaseUrl).


#3

Hi Anthon,

Is it feasible to set up my own server to serve as pkBaseURL so no requests are made outside of my own server?


(Matthieu Aubry) #4

Just install piwik on the same server as your website


#5

Very nice. Please chalk up another user.

Do I need to use the javascript snippet if piwik is installed on the same server as the website?


#6

Yes, you would still need to use the Javascript code, or use one of the more advanced methods here: Tracking API - Analytics Platform - Matomo

Your website still needs this code to communicate and send visitor data to Piwik. It doesn’t happen automatically since they are on the same server.


#7

Got it. Looks good to me. Thank you.