Monit is a small Open Source utility for managing and monitoring Unix systems. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations.
Installing monit on CentOS 7
yum install epel-release -y yum install monit -y
Once installed, save the following in /etc/monit.d/apache
check process httpd with pidfile /var/run/httpd/httpd.pid group apache start program = "systemctl start apache" stop program = "systemctl stop apache" if failed host 127.0.0.1 port 80 protocol http with timeout 15 seconds then restart if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then timeout
- Adjust httpd.pid if your apache’s pid is in a different location. On a default installation it might be at /var/run/httpd.pid
# Checks for syntax errors monit -t monit
There are advanced settings which can be adjusted by modifying the file /etc/monitrc such as email notification etc.