Got Apache? Now Add it to your Unified Monitoring toolkit

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In one of the webinars I presented towards the end of June What’s New in the AppDynamics Summer ’15 Release?, we polled more than 200 attendees about their application environment. I anticipated seeing a higher number of responses for Java and .NET environments, but, I was a bit surprised to see more than 57% of respondents said they use Apache Web Server powering their applications.

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Following the webinar, I searched around the web for Apache market share and found that Netcraft has been running a monthly Web Server Survey since August 1995, exploring the Internet to find new websites. They send an HTTP request every month to each site, determining the web server software used to support the site and the operating system.

According to Netcraft’s July 2015 web Server Survey, 51% of all active websites are powered by an Apache server. This supports the response we received from the webinar attendees mentioned above.

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In the Summer ‘15 Release of AppDynamics, we introduced the Apache Web Server monitoring solution that helps enterprises monitor their Apache Web Server in real-time, correlate transactions traversing across your distributed environment, and diagnose performance bottlenecks while running in a production or development environment.

It is now a key part of AppDynamics Unified Monitoring solution which provides the application-centric integrated monitoring platform that traces every user interaction from end-user client to application code to third-party services/databases and supporting infrastructure to enhance DevOps collaboration and eliminate siloed management costs and challenges.

Entry points for business transactions in any application management solution have traditionally been the application server, but, now the business transactions can start from Apache Web Servers. Our solution automatically captures three key performance indicators (KPIs ) — Load, Response Time, and Errors — and then baselines them and alerts any abnormalities from that baseline.

Ease of administration and flexibility are some of the key reasons why the Apache Web Server is one of the most popular and powerful web servers in the world. This flexibility and ease of use comes from Apache’s modular design. These pluggable Apache modules or “mods” allow administrators to modify Apache to meet their needs and tailor for their use cases. The Apache Monitoring solution from AppDynamics includes deep web server troubleshooting info including performance details of various Apache modules. For example, you can see Apache Server Mod_Proxy details in the exit calls in call drill down screenshot below.


Given the popularity and importance of Apache web servers, we scheduled a webinar Add Apache Web Server to your Unified Monitoring Toolkit tomorrow, August 13 at 11:30pm PT with Amod Gupta, Principal Product Manager, responsible for Apache Web Server.

I will kick-off the webinar with an introduction of AppDynamics Unified Monitoring and quick overview of the new Apache Server Monitoring solution. Amod will then cover the solution details that includes:

  • Apache Web Server Monitoring Architecture
  • How to install and run
  • Feature details
  • Real use cases
  • Live demo

Learn more register for webinar following the link: Add Apache Web Server to your Unified Monitoring Toolkit.


Anand Akela

Anand Akela

Anand Akela is Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management (APM) at AppDynamics. Prior to his current role, Anand was head of product marketing of APM at CA Technologies. Earlier he worked at Oracle and HP in various product marketing, product management, and engineering roles in the systems management, servers, data center energy efficiency, and enterprise software areas. Anand has more than 20 years of experience in product marketing, product management, strategic planning and software development. Anand received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Pune University in India. You can follow Anand on twitter at