How do I monitor an Apache server?

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Here are the prerequisites for monitoring Apache with service templates:

  • Apache-Data-Rate
  • Apache-Requests-Rate
  • Apache-Busy-Idle-Workers

On the Apache server activate the mod-status with the command :

a2enmod status 

Restart or reload Apache if necessary.

To limit access to its information to your domain (e.g., you need to add the following code in the Apache configuration file : httpd.conf or apache2.conf :

 SetHandler server-status

 Order Deny,Allow
 Deny from all
 Allow from

You can now access your Apache usage statistics from the URL :

Resources :


Here are the prerequisites for Apache monitoring with the following template:

  • Apache-Slow-Requests

Modify the Apache log file configuration to add the length of time in seconds to serve the request (%T in the LogFormat directive) as the last column.

For example:

LogFormat "%h %l %u %t "%r" %>s %b "%{Referer}i" "%{User-Agent}i" %T" combined

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