Is it possible to adjust Apache config somehow to log POST / GET parameters?

For example, this is what it currently logs:

174.131.xx.xxx - - [30/Apr/2013:08:41:59 -0500] "POST /admin/bl_orderItem.php HTTP/1.1" 200 44

I would like to achiev something like this to be seen in logs:

174.131.xx.xxx - - [30/Apr/2013:08:41:59 -0500] "POST /admin/bl_orderItem.php?name=John&lastName=Rambo&zip=12331 HTTP/1.1" 200 44

Thank you for all suggestions.

3 Answers 3


In a custom log format %r (first line of request) will contain the GET parameters. For just the GET params use %q (query string (prepended with a ? if a query string exists, otherwise an empty string)).

See http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/mod_log_config.html#formats

For the post data you have to use mod_dumpio.

See http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/mod_dumpio.html


You also might want to look at mod_security module to do this. It's really great at logging all params (in and out).


you may use php:


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    The question is about get the data in apache log, not in a PHP script. Better to delete this answer
    – shakaran
    Dec 1, 2016 at 3:07
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    I think it's a great "think outside the box" type of answer. Simple, too, if you've already got php installed. Oct 24, 2017 at 5:41

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