As I’ve discovered, setting up auto archival of Matomo reports makes Matomo faster (and also helps automate downloading of the geolocation databases). Generally speaking, follow the official auto-archiving guide .. BUT the cron job instructions don’t put things in the “correct” cron.hourly folder, and my OCD needed to fix that. 😉
Create the following file:
#!/bin/sh # Script to automate Matomo report archival /usr/bin/php /path/to/matomo/console core:archive --url=https://matomo.example.com/ > /var/log/matomo-archive.log
Update the bits in yellow to whatever is appropriate for you. Run the cron job manually – it may take quite some time! Afterwards, make sure you’ve disabled browser triggers for Matomo auto archival (per the official guide).