General guidance for a new user


New user to Piwik, lost in the weeds.

  • I have ‘a’ site I want to tally statistics for: It is a high volume site.
  • I have a set of varnish hosts in front of apache servers.
  • I have a dedicated host with ‘plenty’ of RAM for a dedicated piwik host.
  • I can not use the JS tracking code.

What I believe I want to do is

  • Rsync relevant /var/log directories from cache and web hosts to the dedicated piwik host.
  • Run log analytics on them on the dedicated piwik host.

Am I on track? Any advice?