Apache HTTP Server Version 1.3

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  • Module mod_status

    This module provides information on server activity and performance.

    Status: Base
    Source File: mod_status.c

    Module Identifier: status_module
    Compatibility: Available in Apache 1.1 and later.


    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:

    Details marked "(*)" are only available with ExtendedStatus On.


    Enabling Status Support

    To enable status reports only for browsers from the foo.com domain add this code to your httpd.conf configuration file
        <Location /server-status>
        SetHandler server-status
        Order Deny,Allow
        Deny from all
        Allow from .foo.com

    You can now access server statistics by using a Web browser to access the page http://your.server.name/server-status

    Alternatively, if you have lynx installed, you can also get a server statics report from the command line by running the command apachectl status, or, for the extended status report, apachectl fullstatus. See the apachectl documentation for additional details.

    Note that mod_status will only work when you are running Apache in standalone mode and not inetd mode.

    Automatic Updates

    You can get the status page to update itself automatically if you have a browser that supports "refresh". Access the page http://your.server.name/server-status?refresh=N to refresh the page every N seconds.

    Machine Readable Status File

    A machine-readable version of the status file is available by accessing the page http://your.server.name/server-status?auto. This is useful when automatically run, see the Perl program in the /support directory of Apache, log_server_status.
    It should be noted that if mod_status is compiled 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.

    ExtendedStatus directive

    Syntax: ExtendedStatus On|Off
    Default: ExtendedStatus Off
    Context: server config
    Status: Base
    Module: mod_status
    Compatibility: ExtendedStatus is only available in Apache 1.3.2 and later.

    This directive controls whether the server keeps track of extended status information for each request. This is only useful if the status module is enabled on the server.

    This setting applies to the entire server, and cannot be enabled or disabled on a virtualhost-by-virtualhost basis.

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