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The Matomo + Ubuntu Tutorial

So I have tried following Brian Boucherons tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-matomo-web-analytics-on-ubuntu-20-04 maybe 8 times now.

There are several issues, for me as an inexperienced linux/ubuntu user. I read and follow the tutorial to the letter. And the prerequisites.

  1. apt update is not the same as apt upgrade

  2. docker-compose is not installed prior to running the yml

  3. cert management is deprecated du to new ubunto version (or something else) and needs revision.

etc…

@BBoucheron , could you please revise your tutorial for this, I have tried following it at least half a dozen times and there is always something that causes Matomo not to work. The most common error I get (2 out of 6) is that database goes away after running the initial configuration.


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So I managed to get this to work.

Throw all security outta window, forget about using the latest versions of Ubuntu and other relevant items, like certs. Do it with Ubuntu 20, and do not upgrade anything until you have a working installation and can make a snapshot.

Still wish the guide was written more with new users in mind.

Ah! It is also worth mentioning that the hardware requirements for the droplet are not specified. You should really go with at least 1GB of RAM or it just wont work.