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The mod_watchdog Apache module provides methods that other Apache modules can use to receive status information from your Apache web server.


An Apache module must be part of your Apache configuration to receive information from your Apache web server.


Use the mod_watchdog Apache module to allow other Apache modules to perform a task when the Apache web server has a certain condition or status. For information on how to modify an Apache module to receive information from the Apache web server, view the Vendor documentation section.


Apache version 2.4

The mod_watchdog Apache module requires Apache version 2.4.


This module has no known compatibility issues.

How to install or uninstall mod_watchdog

The EasyApache profiles do not provide the mod_watchdog Apache module by default.

To install or uninstall the mod_watchdog Apache module, perform the following steps:

  1. Run EasyApache in WHM's EasyApache 3 interface (Home >> Software >> EasyApache 3).


    To access EasyApache from the command line interface, run the /scripts/easyapache script as the root user.
  2. Select the profile that you wish to modify.

  3. Click the  icon that corresponds to your selection.

  4. Click Next Step in the Apache Version stage.


    If you wish to install the mod_watchdog Apache module, select the Apache 2.4 option in the Apache Version interface.

  5. Click Next Step in the PHP Version stage.
  6. Click Exhaustive Options List in the Short Options List stage.
  7. Perform one of the following actions in the Exhaustive Options List stage:
    • To install the mod_watchdog Apache module, select the WatchDog option.
    • To uninstall the mod_watchdog Apache module, deselect the WatchDog option.
  8. Click Save and Build.

How to enable or disable the module in a custom EasyApache profile file

The following table provides information about how EasyApache refers to the mod_watchdog Apache module:

EasyApache module namemod_watchdog
EasyApache Profile EntryApache: optmods: Watchdog

To enable or disable the mod_watchdog Apache module in a custom EasyApache profile file, set the Apache: optmods: Watchdog profile entry to one of the following values:

  • 1 – This value enables the module.
  • 0 – This value disables the module.


DateEasyApache versionActionDetails
1/31/20133.18.0Doc updateImplemented case 51105: Doc creation for Apache 2.4

Related documentation

For more information on EasyApache, read our EasyApache documentation.

Vendor documentation

The following text is an excerpt from the website:

mod_watchdog defines programmatic hooks for other modules to periodically run tasks. These modules can register handlers for mod_watchdog hooks.

For more information on the mod_watchdog Apache module, visit the Apache Module mod_watchdog website.