If you need an analytics solution for your site that does not cause performance issues and is self-hosted there is a new plugin called Koko Analytics. Some cool things about Koko Analytics it will deal with thousands of site visitors as well as sudden bursts of higher traffic levels, it works with page served from page caching plugins and is GDPR compliant by design.
After the plugin has been installed and active on the site it will add a menu item to;
Dashboard > Analytics
From the Analytics settings, the default will be to go to the settings where you can exclude logged-in users by user roles.
Once the settings have been set then when you click on the analytics menu link it will take you to the stats page which will display site analytics.
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Koko Analytics will also add an admin widget named
The plugin creates four custom database tables;
Koko Analytics is an easy plugin for self-hosted analytics that does not need a lot to set and will work out of the box on plugin activation. One of the cool features built into the plugin is the Built-in blacklist to filter referrer spam.