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From Jez Hancock <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] large number of vhosts
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2004 15:31:15 GMT
On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 12:10:45PM +0100, Tobias Glasow wrote:
> Hi Rob,
> yes, this is what i now see in the error log. but what can i do, do have 
> individual logfiles?
You could pipe your log entries to a script which then logs the entry to
a file depending on the name of the vhost.  This way you only need one
single process to handle all the logging.

There's a description of the method on my blog together with a sample
perl logging script:

There are also a few other entries about apache logging, especially
using FIFOs which would be more advisable if you have a large number of

Unfortunately this method can't be used for error logs afaik - if anyone
knows of a method to log error logs in a similar manner I'd be happy to
hear about it - at the moment I'm using cronolog which eats up 2 fds for
each vhost.


Jez Hancock
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