monitoring

Enabling Alternative Php Cache monitoring for Monitorix securely

To see the apc graph in monitorix securely, just add the following apc.conf file to "/etc/apache2/sites-availiable". Add the following contents to it:

Stress Testing Results - Round 1

So I already published a stress test plan here and how to monitor your server here. Its now time to put to put these 2 together.

Enabling Apache Status module along side Drupal CMS

So previously we talked about monitorix and how we could use it to monitor our server. The Apache graph monitor for me was completely empty. Initially it didn't bother me when I began load testing my site. But when I fine tuned my server it became a imperative to have some insight there as well. 

So its time to fix that in this article.

To monitor your apache server you need to first enable the module "mod_status". For me on my Debian system, seems this was already enabled by default. And if your also on Debian youll find the handler for it like below in the location "/etc/apache2/mods-available/status.conf". If it is also enabled for you, you'll find a symbolic link to the same under "/etc/apache2/mods-enabled/status.conf". The contents of it look like below.

Monitoring your server with Monitorix Securely

monitorix processor load graph

To start monitoring your server using monitorix you need to install it first.

Installing Monitorix is really simple. Just follow the steps here

Or the guide below. You can do it in 2 ways.

Manually as below :

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