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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] single log file for multiple virtual hosts
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2003 15:50:38 GMT

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Jeremy Hansen wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone has a good recipe for doing this.  I'm aware of
> the %V for Logformat.  How do you actually tell all your virtual host
> directives to send its logging to a single log without opening up more
> file handles?  My goal is to reduce the amount of open file handles
> needed.  Right now I have a separate log file for each virtual host and
> from what I've been reading you can reduce used resources by having only
> one log and sorting it on the backend.
> With mod_vhost_alias this seems easy since.  Is that the only way to be
> able to do this?  I can't use mod_vhost for a number of reasons but a
> single log file seems like a decent idea to reduce resource usage.

Just omit the CustomLog/TransferLog directive from the <VirtualHost>
container and apache will automatically send the requests to the main log
files (defined outside any <VirtualHost> container).


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