Apache server view performance status with mod_status configuration

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Q. How do I view and verify Apache server performance status under Linux / UNIX operating system?


A. The Status module (mod_status) 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.

The details given are:

* The number of children serving requests.
* The number of idle children.
* The status of each child, the number of requests that child has performed and the total number of bytes served by the child (*)
* 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 child and in total by Apache (*).
* The current hosts and requests being processed (*).

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

Configure Apache mod_status

Open your httpd.conf file:
# vi httpd.conf
Append / modify (or uncomment) directives as follows:
<Location /server-status>
SetHandler server-status
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from

Replace with your workstation IP address. Save and close the file. Restart httpd server:
# /etc/init.d/httpd restart
For full status report type:
# /etc/init.d/httpd fullstatus

To view status report type url – http://your.com/server-status.

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


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.


4 comment

  1. Hi,
    I am getting below error, even I have logged with root.
    I have tried with service httpd restart
    server-status page is showing fine but I want to see full status
    /etc/init.d/httpd fullstatus
    Authorization Required

    This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the
    document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g., bad
    password), or your browser doesn’t understand how to supply the
    credentials required.


    Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at localhost Port 80

  2. Hi,
    Earlier I have raised query as authentication issue after running /etc/init.d/httpd fullstatus from root
    I have removed
    AuthType basic
    AuthName “Apache status”
    AuthUserFile /home/secure/apasswords
    Require valid-user
    restart httpd and it worked
    Then again I have configured AuthType basic…….
    I just want to ask you when I checked http://www.apache.org/server-status,
    it shows PID table and also Srv as 0-15…1-15…2-15 and so on
    but in my server-status page it is not showing PID table and srv is showing as 0-0, 1-0, 2-0, so on.
    ExtendedStatus On

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