GoatCounter is an open-source web analytics platform that is free for non-commercial use and available as a hosted service or self-hosted app. It respects the user’s privacy and has a simple, easy-to-use interface. In order to deploy GoatCounter on Render, you can either use the One-Click Deploy button or follow the Manual Deploy steps.
Click Deploy to Render below to set up GoatCounter on your Render account.
Then, on the deployment dashboard, enter values for the
GC_PASSWORD environment variables to create your GoatCounter account.
That’s it! Once the service is deployed, you can find the access URL on top of your service dashboard. Go to your
https://goatcounter-xyz.onrender.com address, log in using the credentials you just provided and start using GoatCounter on Render!
Create a new managed PostgreSQL instance on Render. The database should be up in a few minutes; wait for it to go live before moving to the next step.
Note your database internal connection string; you will need it later.
- Fork render-examples/goatcounter on GitHub or click
Use this template. Then, give Render’s GitHub app permission to access your new repository.
- Create a new Web Service on Render with your new repo. Make sure the
Environmentis set to
Dockerand pick a name for your service.
Add the environment variables below under Advanced and click the Create Web Service button at the bottom of the page.
Internal Connection String from your PostgresQL database
Password from your PostgresQL database
Username from your PostgresQL database
Database name from your PostgresQL database
your email (use for logging into GoatCounter)
your password (use for logging into GoatCounter)
That’s it! Your GoatCounter instance will be available on your
.onrender.com URL as soon as your first deploy is live. Visit that address and start using GoatCounter.