Open Web Analytics (OWA) is open source web analytics software that you can use to track and analyze how people use your websites and applications. OWA is licensed under GPL and provides website owners and developers with easy ways to add web analytics to their sites using simple Javascript, PHP, or REST based APIs. OWA also comes with built-in support for tracking websites made with popular content management frameworks such as WordPress and MediaWiki.

Code Quality Rank: L2
Programming language: PHP
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 only
Tags: Statistics    
Latest version: v1.7.0

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Open Web Analytics Server

Open Web Analytics is an open source alternative to commercial web analytics tools such as Google Analytics. This software allows you to stay in control of the data you collect about the user of your websites or applications.

This repository installs the OWA Server and Javascript tracking client which can easily be added to web pages.


  • Track visitors, pageviews, e-commerce transactions, and configurable actions
  • Track unlimited number of websites using a single instance of OWA Server
  • First party Javascript tracker client
  • Reporting Dashboard/Portral
  • View and customize all reports
  • Generate Heatmaps
  • Generate "Domstream" session recordings
  • Geolocation of visitors
  • REST API for administration and data access
  • Multi user reporting interface
  • Extensible framework via custom modules

Requirements and Installation

See the technical requirements before you install OWA Server. A step by step installation guide will walk you through how to install OWA.


See the wiki for documentation about the OWA Server and the Javascript Tracker client.

Issues & Support

Please read the troubleshooting guide before filing any issue or bug reports. Issue tickets without the necessary debug info will be closed automatically.


To contribute to the Open Web Analytics for WordPress plugin you need to:

  1. Clone the repository
  2. Download and install Composer for managing PHP dependencies.
  3. Run composer install

Donate to this project

Open Web Analytics is free. However, we ask that you donate to the project if you need support. Your donation helps fund the development of this project.

Donate to the project here.

Copyright and License

This project is licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later.

© Peter Adams.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Open Web Analytics README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.