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Can any one help with the command to check the number of requests being served by apache web server.

I know some commands to test the load of server, like top command to check the load on server and free -m command to check the RAM memory space on server.

I have SSH access to my server.

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There is a utility called apachetop that is available for a variety of Linux distros that will monitor your logs in real time and provide this information.

You may also find that mod_status will provide the information that you want.

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I am new to handle servers, can you guide me how to use the commands you advice to use. I tried using apachetop and mod_status but not working. can you provide me example of commands to use. thanks :) – Jigar Savla Nov 16 '12 at 13:16
when i fired the command it says something like this -bash: apachetop: command not found – Jigar Savla Nov 16 '12 at 13:19
@JigarSavla: which Linux distro are you using ? – Iain Nov 16 '12 at 13:20
@lain- well I use amazon ec2 – Jigar Savla Nov 17 '12 at 13:55

Iain's suggestion is good for monitoring instantaneous information. Munin will grab status information every 5 minutes and give you graphical results.

Your access logs can provide a wealth of information. Tools that summarize the data such as awstats can generate useful information.

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Configure and interpret mod_status

It offers all you could need to understand your servers' performance and behaviour.

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