If all you need is some metric, there are alternatives:
A few months ago I used stathat.com/ , to keep track of a few metrics and it has worked like a charm (the free version).
You could also look into Stackdriver to show some metrics. I haven´t really tried this out much but I was a bit inspired by the Google+Apple COVID reference server which had the uber zap logger with a few fields for Stackdriver.
stathat.com looks nice, 10 counters for free sounds reasonable. But $99/month for unlimited counters seems very steep. It's kind of a very general purpose thing, so you don't have referrer tracking, not counting in bots and stuff like that. I'd definitely use it for tracking more "technical" things.
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