Where can I find the logs for Apache status on a Linux server to set up an alert if Apache goes offline?



I am trying to use Splunk to monitor the status of Apache services from a Linux server.

I will need to create an alert so that the support team will be notified if the Apache go offline.

I had checked the error_log and access_log from /var/log/httpd, however, these log files do not seem have any information in regards to the status of Apache.

Could any one please advise where to get the Apache status from the server?

Thank you very much in advance.


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Have a look at /var/log/daemon.log for the status of background services.

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Have a look at /var/log/daemon.log for the status of background services.


You might wanna look to a proper monitoring tool, like Nagios or any other which is capable of running synthetic transactions. In your case the synthetic transaction could be simply accessing an URL hosted on this Apache.

I often see people using Splunk to perform application monitoring, where, from my point of view is a poor choice as Splunk is not designed for that. Anyway, you could try an App like this:, but for serious stuff, I recommend a "real" monitoring tool.

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