PostHog provides open source product analytics. We are an open source alternative to products like Mixpanel, Amplitude, and Heap.
The key difference is that you can self-host the platform, and it's open source.
- That makes us a very good fit for B2C applications (since we don't charge based on volume).
- We are a better fit for enterprise users since you don't need to go through information security/vendor risk management to get into production with our community version.
We track user behavior across your website and applications.
- We provide event capture for front and back end events.
- We track all this at an identifiable user level (if you choose to identify your users).
PostHog also provides a full product analytics UX. That means:
PostHog is designed for any web or mobile-based website or application.
- We have frontend event capture using a snippet that goes inside your HTML
For any other events, we have:
Yes. We support any kind of application.
Yes. We release new versions about every two weeks and have a world-class team working daily on making the product better. It's easy to update, and the most recent versions of the software will alert you to new updates within the application.
We have thousands of users including several very large enterprises.
We are currently working on creating some case studies.
If you would like to be featured, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, but of course we would say that!
Whilst there is already room for improvement, the software works well and we use it ourselves every day.
No. If you want to just try it out - you can go with the hosted version.
Additionally, we have various 1-click deployment options if you self host.
If you are at a much higher volume company and need help managing scalability and database sizing, we can offer paid help here.
There are three options:
- Try the hosted version. Free.
- Self deploy. Free.
- Managed deployment - we will help you set PostHog up in your own environment. We charge for this.
We provide 1-click deployments with Heroku, AWS, and Linode, as well as have tutorials for how to deploy from source, using Docker, and using Kubernetes. Furthermore, we offer detailed deployment instructions for how to deploy on all the main cloud providers. See our Deployment page for more information.
Want to set it up differently? Raise an issue in the repo.
Yes. Check out Scaling PostHog for more information on this.
Yes. We can help manage your deployment in your cloud for you. That means:
- All the information security and privacy advantages of self-hosting
- Full underlying data access
- We can offer SLAs around uptime and can help out your engineering team so there's no maintenance workload
Email email@example.com to talk to us about this.
Yes. You can have full access to PostHog's code, so it's fully flexible how you run the software.
If you work at a software company, understanding user behavior is critical to driving growth. That's what we can help you with.
The cool thing about PostHog is that you can go live into production without having to send all your user data to a SaaS company.
PostHog is the only open source product analytics tool. There are plenty of SaaS options (Mixpanel/Amplitude/Heap), but all of them require you to send your data to third-parties, and they all charge based on volume. We have written out a features comparison if you want to understand what we do better.
There are multiple open source analytics offerings - Metabase, Matomo, etc. However, PostHog is the only open source software that gives you (i) full event capture (ii) full identifiable user histories (iii) full product analytics UX.
Our Docs are a top priority to us and are updated daily. Check them out for yourself!
You can suggest new features by adding them as issues in our Github repo. You can search through already existing issues and see if your feature has already been requested. If it has, you could leave a reaction on the existing issue than to file a new one. The reactions would be used to measure how interested our community is in the new feature, so it’s better to have all of it captured on one issue.
Yes, come help us make PostHog even better. We're growing like crazy, and we would love to have you join us.