We are excited to announce the release of Piwik package for Debian based linux distributions!

There are several ways to use Piwik:
- Download and upload to your server
- or use 1-click Piwik installers
- or use Microsoft web app gallery
- or buy Piwik Cloud
- or as of today, you may get Piwik using our Debian package

What are the benefits of using Debian package over direct download?

For some system administrators, using Debian package is an easier alternative than directly downloading the code. It allows sysadmins to deploy Piwik within seconds using “apt-get install piwik -V”.

How do I install Piwik using official debian package?

The package supports Apache and Nginx web servers. Read the documentation at debian.piwik.org.

Do I have to use the Debian Package on my debian system?

No, you may still want to use Piwik using the direct download approach. You can keep Piwik upgraded quite easily using the popular 1-click automatic update.

How do I report a bug or feedback?

Create a ticket on the Github project Issues page.

Will the debian repository be maintained in the future?

Yes, Aurélien Requiem (github) along with the Piwik team are committed to maintain the Debian Piwik repository in the future.

Thank you to Aurélien for his great work on preparing, testing, and maintaining the Debian repository for Piwik.

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Matthieu Aubry

While studying in India in 2006, Matthieu had the idea of creating an open source web analytics alternative to Google Analytics. In 2007 he released the first public beta version of Piwik. Matthieu now leads the project from New Zealand, where he likes to spend his days coding new features from the Piwik Roadmap, and helping users and customers use Piwik effectively. Find him on twitter or github.