Manifest.xml and parameters.xml needed?

When I unzip latest.zip, there are two files (Manifest.xml and parameters.xml) outside of the piwik/ directory. What do these files do? Do they need to be uploaded to the web server, too?

I apologize if this is an easy question. But I cannot find any reference to these files in the documentation.

Thanks in advance!

They are used by the IIS installer (Web Deploy). If you’re manually uploading the extracted files to your server, then you don’t need these two .xml files.

Thank you for the quick response!