Apache HTTP Server Version 2.4
Apache Module mod_status
|Description:||Provides information on server activity and performance|
The Status module allows a server administrator to find out how well their server is performing. A HTML page is presented that gives the current server statistics in an easily readable form. If required this page can be made to automatically refresh (given a compatible browser). Another page gives a simple machine-readable list of the current server state.
The details given are:
- The number of worker serving requests
- The number of idle worker
- The status of each worker, the number of requests that worker has performed and the total number of bytes served by the worker (*)
- A total number of accesses and byte count served (*)
- The time the server was started/restarted and the time it has been running for
- Averages giving the number of requests per second, the number of bytes served per second and the average number of bytes per request (*)
- The current percentage CPU used by each worker and in total by all workers combined (*)
- The current hosts and requests being processed (*)
To enable status reports only for browsers from the example.com
domain add this code to your
<Location "/server-status"> SetHandler server-status Require host example.com </Location>
You can now access server statistics by using a Web browser
to access the page
You can get the status page to update itself automatically if
you have a browser that supports "refresh". Access the page
refresh the page every N seconds.
A machine-readable version of the status file is available by
accessing the page
is useful when automatically run, see the Perl program
log_server_status, which you will find in the
/support directory of your Apache HTTP Server installation.
mod_statusis loaded into the server, its handler capability is available in all configuration files, including per-directory files (e.g.,
.htaccess). This may have security-related ramifications for your site.
server-status page may be used as a starting
place for troubleshooting a situation where your server is consuming
all available resources (CPU or memory), and you wish to identify
which requests or clients are causing the problem.
First, ensure that you have
ExtendedStatus set on, so that you can see
the full request and client information for each child or
Now look in your process list (using
top, or similar
process viewing utility) to identify the specific processes that are
the main culprits. Order the output of
top by CPU
usage, or memory usage, depending on what problem you're trying to
server-status page, and look for those process
ids, and you'll be able to see what request is being served by that
process, for what client. Requests are transient, so you may need to
try several times before you catch it in the act, so to speak.
This process should give you some idea what client, or what type of requests, are primarily responsible for your load problems. Often you will identify a particular web application that is misbehaving, or a particular client that is attacking your site.