The Apache Web Server Project from Apache Software Foundation is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.
Introduction In this post, I will go over details of how to install Apache HTTPD webserver and PHP on Windows 10, 11 or Windows Server. I will show where to download and how to do configuration of Apache and integration with PHP. I will also discuss some advanced configuration options of the setup as well. … Read more
Web servers like Apache, IIS and Nginx are designed to serve client requests over the HTTP protocol. In that process, they can save information about requests and responses in logging files using standard log formats. The known formats are used across different web servers making it easy to understand logging information. In this post, I … Read more
Parsing Apache Logs Apache web server access and error logs provide essential information showing the activity being performed by the server and errors encountered in the process. Extracting and parsing of logging data is thus essential for ongoing monitoring activity and production and debugging issues during development and testing. Apache server reports extensive data about … Read more
Centralizing Apache Logs By default, Apache stores all logs on the local disk. This works well for development environments and small deployments but can become unsustainable once you have more than one server. Not only is it frustrating having to open each log file on each server, but trying to trace requests across multiple servers … Read more
In this post, I will go into details of installing AWStats with Apache web server for Monitoring and web server log analysis. AWStats is a free powerful and featureful tool that generates advanced web, streaming, FTP, or mail server statistics, graphically. This log analyzer works as a CGI or from the command line and shows … Read more
Apache Web Server power over 30 percent of all websites. I believe the share is likely higher when you consider servers hidden behind corporation firewalls. This is a long way from its initial release in 1995. Based on its widespread use the Apache server logs provide invaluable information in understanding not only the incoming traffic … Read more
Monitoring services for uptime and performance is a crucial part of any organization’s day-to-day operations. Essentially since its inception, Apache Web Server (Apache HTTPD) has been among the three most popular web servers on the internet. It has been providing critical hosting services to hundreds of millions of web sites commanding a share of over … Read more