Recommended setup for web stats system

Posted October 16, 2014 2.3k views

Hi, I have a couple of wordpress sites, one of them gets about 200,000 pageviews monthly and I want to install the wordpress plugin “slimstats”, which is a stats system.

This stats system saves all the data in a mysql database.

The reason i want to use this stats system is because it has an API I can use to track custom events, like user interactions, besides it´s open source. This is very important for my business.

Can you recommend me a setup that allows that kind of tracking?

I think it should be able to handle about 500,000 interactions.

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Hi Jose!

I don’t have much experience with the Slimstat plugin for Wordpress, but judging from the listed system requirements you shouldn’t have any problems. Any system that can handle a WordPress installation should be able to handle the additional plugin. It claims to only require 4 Mb of extra free PHP memory.

  • Hi Andrew, thanks for your reply.

    The thing is, if I install the system on a regular wordpress site, the database gets really heavy, we´re talking about Gbs, making the site really slow.

    Imagine, 200,000 pageviews and every page view has different user interactions, like click on some elements, etc.

    This means the mysql server has to be powerful enough to handle about 500 - 600,000 queries.

    My concern is, how to setup a server to handle that load.

    I mean, the recommended RAM, processors, mysql setup, web server (maybe nginx), I dont know.