Initial preparations for a Matomo install

matomoTo get started with Matomo, you'll need a domain name, and you'll need a web host.  Once you've got hosting sorted, here are some of the initial steps.

System Requirements

Note that for Matomo, you will need the following:

  • Webserver such as Apache, Nginx, IIS, etc.
  • PHP version 5.5.9 or greater.
  • MySQL version 5.5 or greater, or MariaDB.
  • (enabled by default) PHP extension pdo and pdo_mysql, or the mysqli extension.
  • Install an SSL Certificate (e.g. use Let's Encrypt).


Initial preparation

  1. You now need to upload and extract the .zip file to your webserver.  You could either use your web host tools to do this, or your favourite FTP client.
  2. Use your web hosts tools, or phpMyAdmin to create a new MySQL database.


Next steps

You are now ready for the installation wizard.


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