Secure your online presence & corporate communications with PRTG Apache monitoring
- Check the load, availability, and status of Apache HTTP servers
- Use Apache monitoring to secure your internal & external corporate communications
- Lighten the workloads of network administrators with the web server monitoring tool PRTG
Apache HTTP servers are the most widely used open-source web servers in the world. An Apache HTTP server connects the physical server that hosts a company's website (or online store) with the Internet browser of a user. Strictly speaking, an Apache HTTP server is the Apache software running on a Windows, Linux, or Unix system. Apache HTTP servers are popular because they are open-source and cross-platform web servers.
In fact, Apache HTTP servers are default components of the IT infrastructures of countless companies around the world. This makes Apache monitoring all the more essential, as monitoring is the only way to ensure Apache systems are running properly at all times.
Why should you choose PRTG for your Apache monitoring?
What are the benefits of Apache for small and medium businesses?
Apache HTTP servers are powerful, fast, robust, and flexible. They are usually modular and therefore extremely versatile:
Open-source web servers can be customized to meet your own individual needs.
Apache software can be used to provide documents and files locally, so only your employees and branch offices have access to them.
You can also use modules to conveniently enhance the functionality of Apache HTTP servers. Example: the SSL module increases the security of your server.
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What is the main purpose of Apache monitoring?
Apache HTTP servers are often used to host company websites, online stores, or content management systems. They are also perfect for a company’s internal network (Intranet). These servers therefore not only serve as the basis for a company’s internal and external communications, but also play a vital role in generating sales via the Internet.
If internal or external communications falter due to slow-running Apache processes, employees can no longer communicate or work together without tedious interruptions. And if an Apache server fails altogether, then the company’s online store or website can no longer be accessed by customers. This leads to operational glitches and losses in sales.
Since sysadmins take care of the entire IT infrastructures of companies, they are also responsible for managing and maintaining Apache HTTP servers. These employees rely on simple and intuitive software to monitor Apache and thereby prevent web server problems.
Apache monitoring: Is your server down or available?
A top-notch web server monitoring tool will always provide answers to the following questions:
- Is the server running properly?
- Is the company’s website or online store accessible?
- How reliable are the company’s internal & external communications?
Among other things, Apache monitoring lets you check:
- Availability (or uptime) of the web server
- CPU load of the web server
- Number of hits on the Apache HTTP server
PRTG makes your job easier
Our monitoring software frees you to focus on other tasks by promptly notifying you of potential issues.
PRTG gives you one central monitoring tool for your servers and entire network. Enjoy a quick overview of your whole infrastructure via our dashboard and app.
Getting started with PRTG is a breeze. Setting up or switching from another network monitoring tool is easy thanks to the auto-discovery and pre-configured device templates.
What makes PRTG the ideal Apache monitoring tool?
1. Easy setup: PRTG saves you lots of time
PRTG comes equipped with a convenient Auto Discovery feature that automatically incorporates systems (such as a newly configured Apache HTTP server) into your monitoring environment. Preconfigured sensors for Apache monitoring simplify the configuration of the software, as well as the setting of thresholds. Setup therefore only takes a few minutes.
2. Automated monitoring: PRTG simplifies the lives of administrators
Network administrators are under a lot of pressure. PRTG runs in the background, performing many routine tasks. It monitors Apache automatically, relieving the stress of sysadmins. Admins won’t neglect a thing: PRTG constantly checks Apache HTTP servers, as well as every aspect, component, and system of an IT infrastructure. As a result, admins enjoy a comprehensive and continual overview of their entire network.
3. Prompt alerts: PRTG secures corporate communications
PRTG acts as an early warning system by reporting errors and issues at once. The monitoring tool immediately notifies designated employees via:
- SMS (text message)
- Push notification to a phone
- Other custom notification methods
For example, PRTG will inform you if the CPU load of an Apache web server is too high. This enables your IT team to quickly take action and keep your company's website or online store accessible. With PRTG, you’ll maintain a high level of service and ensure the satisfaction of your customers.
Which sensors does PRTG offer for Apache monitoring?
How PRTG defines sensors
In PRTG, “sensors” are the basic monitoring elements. One sensor usually monitors one measured value in your network, e.g. the traffic of a switch port, the CPU load of a server, the free space of a disk drive. On average you need about 5-10 sensors per device or one sensor per switch port.
The HTTP Apache ModStatus PerfStats sensor monitors the performance of an Apache web server. Among other things, it records the CPU load, uptime, the number of busy worker and idle worker threads, the number of requests per second, and the number of bytes per request.
The HTTP Apache ModStatus Totals sensor can be used to monitor the activity of an Apache web server. It lets you keep an eye on the number of hits per second, as well as the amount of transferred data (in bytes per second).
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- Custom notifications: Create your own notifications and send action triggers to external systems
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Bandwidth, servers, virtual environments, websites, VoIP services – PRTG keeps an eye on your entire network.
Everyone has different monitoring needs. That’s why we let you try PRTG for free.
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