As we have mentioned on our blog few weeks ago. Apache is still the most popular webserver in the world. Monitis is already helpful in monitoring Apache performance (e.g. you can check how to get metrics provided by Apache status module or speed of served static content), but in this article we show how to use simple python script with M3 to monitor number of HTTP request and status codes of response provided by Apache. We will show how to use a new plugin to monitor the most popular types of HTTP requests (GET and POST) or groups of response status codes (2XX, 3XX, 4XX, 5XX). Read the full post
February was the birthday of one of the most important Free&Open Source projects: the Apache HTTP Server (“httpd”), very often simply called Apache, or Apache webserver. The project was started 1995, and since April 1996 has become the most popular webserver on the Internet (Currently, according to NetCraft around 60-65% of all webservers use Apache).
This remarkable growth was possible, because, on the one hand, Apache has an amazing set of simple yet advanced features. In addition, it is easy to administrate. Thanks to its modular design, Apache is extremely flexible and can be configure to be very efficient. It is a free and open project with a big, healthy and thriving community devoted to it. The documentation is great, and support is easy to find on various levels (from big enterprise organizations to teenagers and backyard specialists).
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Apache is the most popular webserver, and M3 (Monitis Monitor Manager) is one very powerful Monitis tool. It’s a no-brainer to bring them together.
In this short document, first we will look briefly at how Apache presents its logs. Next we will define the way to measure the speed of a webserver, and finally we will learn how we can present results with Monitis (using M3). Read the full post
Apache and MySQL make up the backbone of many Linux based web servers. According to the August 2011 Web Server Survey by Netcraft, Apache currently runs on 65.18% (or 301,771,518!) of web servers. Similarly, MySQL is the most popular open source database and holds a significant portion of the market share – especially for web content. This article will detail how you can get at the ‘low-hanging fruit’ in order to make some simple changes that will yield big performance gains. Read the full post