There are some self-hosted analytics solutions for your WordPress website, and one of the most recent plugins is Burst Statistics.
It is a privacy-friendly solution as it is designed to store data on your WordPress website, which is not shared with any third party. Its user-friendly features allow for quick setup and convenient viewing of your website visitors.
You can consider it as a partial alternative to Google Analytics.
After the successful installation and activation of the Burst Statistics plugin, you will see a new menu inside wp-admin;
Dashboard > Statistics
The plugin comes with a turbo mode which can be enabled to load the Burst Statistics script in the footer instead of the header and is deferred, which does not impact your website’s performance. You can also set a cookieless tracking option.
Burst Statistics Dashboard
By default administrator, users would be excluded automatically from being tracked, but you can also include other user roles to be excluded in the advanced settings.
The Burst Statistics plugin only uses three custom database tables for the storage of analytics data;
The Burst Statistics plugin has one cron event, which runs every 5 minutes;
If you are hunting for an easy-to-setup and self-hosted analytics plugin, then the Burst Statistics plugin is worth looking at.