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Matomo (formerly Piwik) Docker image based on Alpine Linux and Nginx.
If you are interested, check out my other Docker images!

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  • Run as non-root user
  • Multi-platform image
  • Config, plugins and user preferences in the same folder
  • Unifont for languages using unicode characters
  • Cron tasks to archive Matomo reports as a "sidecar" container
  • Ability to pass additional options during cron archive
  • Plugins and config are kept across upgrades of this image
  • OPCache enabled to store precompiled script bytecode in shared memory
  • Redis enabled and ready to enhance server performance
  • s6-overlay as process supervisor
  • Traefik as reverse proxy and creation/renewal of Let's Encrypt certificates (see this template)
  • msmtpd SMTP relay image to send emails
  • Redis Docker image ready to use as Redis cache or QueuedTracking plugin for better scalability
  • MariaDB Docker image as database instance
  • geoip-updater Docker image to download MaxMind's GeoIP2 databases on a time-based schedule for geolocation
  • Cron jobs as a "sidecar" container

Build locally

git clone
cd docker-matomo

# Build image and output to docker (default)
docker buildx bake

# Build multi-platform image
docker buildx bake image-all


Registry Image
Docker Hub crazymax/matomo
GitHub Container Registry

Following platforms for this image are available:

$ docker run --rm mplatform/mquery crazymax/matomo:latest
Image: crazymax/matomo:latest
 * Manifest List: Yes
 * Supported platforms:
   - linux/amd64
   - linux/arm/v6
   - linux/arm64
   - linux/386
   - linux/ppc64le
   - linux/s390x

Environment variables

  • TZ: The timezone assigned to the container (default UTC)
  • PUID: Matomo user id (default 1000)
  • PGID: Matomo group id (default 1000)
  • MEMORY_LIMIT: PHP memory limit (default 256M)
  • UPLOAD_MAX_SIZE: Upload max size (default 16M)
  • CLEAR_ENV: Clear environment in FPM workers (default yes)
  • OPCACHE_MEM_SIZE: PHP OpCache memory consumption (default 128)
  • LISTEN_IPV6: Enable IPv6 for Nginx (default true)
  • REAL_IP_FROM: Trusted addresses that are known to send correct replacement addresses (default
  • REAL_IP_HEADER: Request header field whose value will be used to replace the client address (default X-Forwarded-For)
  • LOG_IP_VAR: Use another variable to retrieve the remote IP address for access log_format on Nginx. (default remote_addr)
  • LOG_LEVEL: Log level of Matomo UI (default WARN)
  • SHORTCODE_DOMAIN: Domain that you use for ShortcodeTracker plugin (default invalid)

The following environment variables are only used if you run the container as "sidecar" mode:

  • SIDECAR_CRON: Set to 1 to enable sidecar cron mode (default 0)
  • ARCHIVE_OPTIONS: Pass additional options during cron archive
  • CRON_ARCHIVE: Periodically execute Matomo archive (disabled if empty ; ex 0 * * * *)


  • /data: Contains GeoIP2 databases, configuration, installed plugins (not core ones), tmp and user folders to store your custom logo

⚠️ Note that the volume should be owned by the user/group with the specified PUID and PGID. If you don't give the volume correct permissions, the container may not start.


  • 8000: HTTP port


Docker Compose

Docker compose is the recommended way to run this image. Copy the content of folder examples/compose in /var/matomo/ on your host for example. Edit the compose and env files with your preferences and run the following commands:

docker-compose up -d
docker-compose logs -f
# open your browser at http://localhost:8000


Deploy this image in your Swarm cluster. Detailed instructions can be found here.


Deploy this image in your kubernetes cluster. Detailed instructions can be found here.

Command line

You can also use the following minimal command:

docker run -d -p 8000:8000 --name matomo \
  -v $(pwd)/data:/data \

⚠️ You will need to have your own database server to connect to as this only runs Matomo.


You can upgrade Matomo automatically through the UI, it works well. But I recommend to recreate the container whenever I push an update:

docker-compose pull
docker-compose up -d


Console command

If you want to use the console command to perform common server operations, type:

docker-compose exec matomo console

Email server settings

You can use our SMTP relay msmtpd service published on port 2500 and declared in our docker-compose.yml:

Email server settings

Sticky sessions

On a HA environment, enable backend sticky sessions on your load balancer.


If you want to enable the cron job, you have to run a "sidecar" container like in the docker-compose file or run a simple container like this:

docker run -d --name matomo_cron \
  --env-file $(pwd)/matomo.env \
  --no-healthcheck \
  -e "SIDECAR_CRON=1" \
  -e "CRON_ARCHIVE=0 * * * *" \
  -e "ARCHIVE_OPTIONS=--concurrent-requests-per-website=3" \
  -v $(pwd)/data:/data \

Then if you have enabled CRON_ARCHIVE to automatically archive the reports, you have to disable Matomo archiving to trigger from the browser. Go to System > General settings:

Disable Matomo archiving from browser


This image already uses GeoIP2 databases of MaxMind with their PHP extension and are updated with geoip-updater. You just have to install and activate the GeoIP 2 plugin.

Also make sure to select DBIP / GeoIP 2 (Php) in System > Geolocation:

DBIP / GeoIP 2 (Php)

Behind a reverse proxy?

If you are running Matomo behind a reverse proxy, add this to your config.ini.php:

assume_secure_protocol = 1 # 0=http 1=https
proxy_client_headers[] = HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR
proxy_client_headers[] = HTTP_X_REAL_IP
proxy_host_headers[] = HTTP_X_FORWARDED_HOST

Redis cache

To use Redis as a cache (useful if your Matomo environment consists of multiple servers), add this to your config.ini.php:

backend = chained

backends[] = array
backends[] = redis

host = "redis" # Docker service name for Redis 
port = 6379
timeout = 0.0
password = ""
database = 14

In case you are using queued tracking: Make sure to configure a different database! Otherwise queued requests will be flushed.


If you are on a HA environment, there is no need to set multi_server_environment = 1 in your config.


Want to contribute? Awesome! The most basic way to show your support is to star the project, or to raise issues. You can also support this project by becoming a sponsor on GitHub or by making a Paypal donation to ensure this journey continues indefinitely!

Thanks again for your support, it is much appreciated! 🙏


MIT. See LICENSE for more details.