The Apache Network Integration provides real-time visibility into your team’s server performance and statistics. This integration is useful for teams that want to understand the number of requests made to your servers, workers in each state, cumulative server traffic, and much more.

The Apache Network Integration works by ingesting and displaying data associated with the requests from clients and their corresponding responses back from the Apache Web Server. For example, server data is collected when a user makes a request to a web page and the corresponding response sends the requested components of the page back to the user.

For more information on the Apache Integration, navigate to the Apache Demo Project Repository.


1 MW Host Agent

Middleware Host Agent (MW Agent) v1.6.1+ must be installed on your local machine. To install the MW Agent, see our Installation Guide.

2 Apache Web Server

Apache Web Server v2.4+. To install the latest Apache Web Server Version, navigate to the Apache HTTP Server Project.


Step 1: Enable Status Support

Gather server statistics by enabling the Apache Status Module. Add one of the following code snippets to your httpd.conf configuration file to whitelist your IP address or the host-agent and scrape data from the Apache Server:

IP Address

Step 2: Access Integrations

Log in to Middleware, navigate to the Installations Page in the bottom left corner, select Integrations and click Apache:

Step 3: Web Server Host

To configure the integration of your Apache Web Server with our platform, follow these steps:

  1. Enter Server Details:

    • Endpoint: Provide the endpoint URL of the server status.
    • Collection Interval: Specify the interval at which telemetry data is collected.
  2. Enable Log Parsing (Optional):

    • If you wish to enable log parsing, check the Enable logs checkbox.
    • Log File Path: Enter the path to the Apache server's log file.
    • Service Name: Provide a unique service name to identify and display logs.
    • Log Format: Choose one of the following options for the log format:
      • Common: Standard log format available in Apache.
      • Combined: Extended log format available in Apache.
      • Custom: Select this option if you need a custom log format.
        • Custom Log Format Input: If you select the custom option, an input box will appear. Enter your custom log format according to Apache's log format specifications.
Apache Integration Screen

Visualize Your Data

Default Apache Dashboard

Quickly access your Apache data with Middleware’s default Apache dashboard. Navigate to the Dashboard Builder and select the Apache Web Server Dashboard:

Apache Dashboard Screen

Create Apache Widget

All Apache-related data is accessible in our widget builder through apache.* metrics. See below for a comprehensive list.

Metrics collected

apache.uptimeAmount of time server has been running in seconds
apache.current_connectionsNumber of active connections currently attached to the HTTP server
apache.workersNumber of workers currently attached to the HTTP server
apache.requestsNumber of requests serviced by the HTTP server per second
apache.trafficTotal HTTP server traffic
apache.cpu.timeNumber of jiffs used by a process in a given category
apache.cpu.loadCurrent load of the CPU
apache.load.1Average server load within the last minute
apache.load.5Average server load within the last 5 minutes
apache.load.15Average server load within the last 15 minutes
apache.request.timeTotal time spent handling requests
apache.scoreboardNumber of workers in each state
apache.conns_async_closingThe number of asynchronous closing connections.
apache.conns_async_keep_aliveThe number of asynchronous keep alive connections.
apache.conns_async_writingThe number of asynchronous writes connections.
apache.max_workersThe maximum number of workers apache web server can start.
apache.bytes_per_secServed bytes per second
apache.requests_per_secIncoming requests per second

Host Configuration

Input FieldDescription
endpointURL of the HTTPD status endpoint
collection_intervalInterval at which telemetry data is collected (default: 10 seconds)
Enable logsCheckbox to enable log collection and parsing
Log file pathPath to the Apache server's log file (only if logs are enabled)
service nameUnique service name for identifying/displaying logs (only if logs are enabled)
log formatLog format as per Apache's log format specifications (Select one out of three options: Common, Combined, Custom; only if logs are enabled)
Custom log formatCustom log format as per Apache's log format specifications (only if custom log format is selected)

Next Steps

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