Proxying the Scripts
For rewrites/redirects of the scripts, read this.
What Is a Proxy and Why Should You Use It
The advantage of this is that your website will only make first-party requests. Requests to pirsch.io are proxied through your server, preventing them from being blocked by ad or script blockers.
Additionally, you can create rollup views and send data to multiple dashboards with a single request to the proxy, rather than requiring the client to make multiple requests.
Here is an example of a JS snippet that uses your proxy. The integration for the event script is similar:
As you can see, it loads the script from your own domain, using a relative path (
/pirsch/pirsch.min.js). Page views will be sent to your own domain (on
/pirsch/hit) and then forwarded to your Pirsch dashboard.
We provide two proxy servers that you can install on your server. Both are open source and can be found on GitHub.
The PHP proxy can be easily installed on any PHP server by downloading the latest version and unpacking it on your server.
The Go server is suitable for any VPS (virtual private server) and can be installed using Docker or by running the executable directly on your server (e.g. using systemd on Linux). No additional software is required, making it lightweight and easy to install.
See the readme on GitHub for details and installation instructions.