Apachetop is a curses-based top-like display for Apache information, including requests per second, bytes per second, most popular URLs, etc. Apachetop watches a logfile generated by Apache (in standard common or combined logformat, although it doesn’t (yet) make use of any of the extra fields in combined) and generates human-parsable output in realtime.
Apachetop is one of my favorite linux tools. Having hosted some of my websites (including linuxhaxor in it’s early days), this has been a awesome tool to monitor my webserver usage. You can startup this tool by simply typing “apachetop” in your console. Additional options are available:
-q keep query strings
-l lowercase all URLs
-s keep num path segment of URL
-p preserve protocols in front or referrers
-r resolve hostname/IPs into each othet
Apachetop in action: