Matomo | Free Business Intelligence Analytics Software
business intelligence analytics software

Matomo  Free Business Intelligence Software

Highly Customizable Real Time Business Intelligence Solution

Free Google analytics alternative solution that provides data integrity, privacy with complete ownership. Import your GA data of unlimited websites and users.

Matomo is an open source free analytics platform. It comes with self-hosting capabilities and is very easy to setup. This business intelligence analytics software offers API to create custom reports. However, there is an intuitive dashboard that provides utmost customization where users can modify the widgets and theme. Above all, there is a complete assurance of data privacy where users have complete control. There is no limitation regarding adding websites and users. It shows all the important analytics such as location, interest, and real-time visitor information.

This business intelligence and data analytics solution is very extensible as you can extend it according to your needs. Further, you can import all of your Google analytics data with no hassle of data loss. Moreover, this free tool is GDPR and CNIL compliant that means it respects the privacy laws. There are many modules that offer rich functionalities.

This business intelligence analytics software is written in PHP and JavaScript with a little input from other languages such as HTML, Less, and CSS. In addition, its documentation is available regarding development and deployment. Users can find tons of guidance to learn the best usages of it.

System Requirements

Requirements to set up Matomo include:

  • Webserver Apache, Nginx, IIS, LiteSpeed
  • PHP
  • MySQL version 5.5 or greater, or MariaDB


Matomo features include:

  • Open Source
  • GDPR, CNIL Compliant
  • Data Privacy
  • Unlimited Websites
  • Unlimited Users
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • API
  • Extensible
  • Import GA Data
  • Easy To Use

Installation Instructions

Once pre-requisites are installed, download the source code from this link.

After that, unzip the folder and open your FTP client and upload the Matomo files in ‘binary mode’ to the desired location on your web server.

If you have SSH access to your server, you can use it instead of FTP as it is much faster:

run wget && unzip

Now, open your web browser and navigate to the URL to which you uploaded Matomo, setup the database by following the instructions given here and complete the installation process.

Finally, access the application by opening the URL into the browser.