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I'm looking for a list of the best free web statistics and analytics packages for my site using PHP & MySQL?

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Google Analytics is pretty much the best around, regardless of server platform. Unless there is a specific reason you need to use server-side analytics rather than a client-side Javascript solution, Google Analytics is the way to go.

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I agree Google Analytics is very, very good. However I find in some cases that large businesses aren't too keen about having their data stored on Google's (or any third party servers). –  Srirangan Oct 26 '10 at 11:09
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I think it's good to have self-hosted options, but you really don't need to worry about having your data stored on Google's servers. I mean, if these are documents that relate to national security or otherwise have a high risk of being targeted by corporate espionage, then yes, you should find a more secure solution. But if you're already using a commercial hosting provider, then it's a moot point. And even if you're self-hosted, your ISP and other upstream networks still have access to your site's analytics data. –  Lèse majesté Oct 26 '10 at 12:56
    
Google Analytics is a probably the best free and cheap to implement choice. I don't think there is anything better that is free and cheap to implement. If you want to host it yourself or get the "best" solution then GA isn't really a choice. It really depends on what you want. –  RandomBen Oct 26 '10 at 14:20
    
@Lèse majesté, I agree with you but this can become a difficult decision for businesses who are competing with Google at a certain level. –  Srirangan Oct 26 '10 at 15:54
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http://piwik.org/ is a good option if you're looking for self-hosting.

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Agreed wholeheartedly if you don't want Google hosting all your data Piwik is great. –  Joshak Oct 26 '10 at 11:26
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