instana_apache Apache HTTPd

Managing and Monitoring Apache HTTPd

Apache HTTPd is an open source web server, the most popular on the internet currently serving 42% of the top million websites (January 2017).


The Instana agent will automatically detect the presence of Apache HTTPd and install the sensor for it along with the sensors for the OS and if running inside a container the sensor for Docker are also installed. The only manual step is to ensure that the server status page is enabled in Apache HTTPd. This level of automation reduces the effort required by the operations team to set up and maintain the monitoring. Rapidly start sending metric data with the minimum of work required.


Typical metrics that are tracked include:

  • Traffic (Requests, KBytes)
  • Traffic per Request
  • CPU Load
  • Connections
  • Worker Details

See the documentation for a complete list.

Health Management

Instana will track the metrics and health signatures of Apache HTTPd with 1-second granularity and raise an Event within 3 seconds if they go out of bounds. The use of Machine Learning applied to pattern detection together with a curated knowledge base acting on the collected raw metrics, is what makes Instana different to other monitoring solutions. The intelligence is built in, there is no need to spend time creating and maintaining numerous health rules to trigger alerts.

Configuration Changes

Instana will detect configuration changes and tack them on the timeline. See how changes to configuration affect application performance.


Ready to start? Read the installation documentation.