Enabling and using apache's mod_status Overview

Apache's mod_status module allows it to display a web page containing statistics about the web server's current state, including worker processes and active connections.


What is mod_status?

While you can get information on the connections being made to apache by checking its access log, if you want more immediate information about what apache is up to you can enable mod_status. This module allows you to view a detailed status page for your web server. This information can be useful for watching your web server's performance during load testing or for allowing a monitoring program like munin or mrtg to gather activity data for later aggregation.

The Apache Project keeps their server status page available to the general public. To get a look at a fairly busy web site's status page, visit:

http://www.apache.org/server-status

Contents

The distribution-specific articles describe how to enable mod_status and view its output.

• What is mod_status?

• Enable mod_status

• Configure access

• ExtendedStatus

• Restart apache

• Install lynx

• View the status page

• Yes, but what does it all mean?

Distribution links

To access the initial mod_status install article that corresponds to the Linux distribution running on your slice, click the appropriate link below:

Ubuntu:  Enabling and using apache's mod_status on Ubuntu

Debian:  Enabling and using apache's mod_status on Debian

CentOS:  Enabling and using apache's mod_status on CentOS

Fedora:  Enabling and using apache's mod_status on Fedora

Red Hat Enterprise Linux:  Enabling and using apache's mod_status on RHEL

Arch:  Enabling and using apache's mod_status on Arch

Gentoo:  Enabling and using apache's mod_status on Gentoo

Further reading

For more information about mod_status and the details it reports check the Apache mod_status documentation.

  • -- Jered
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