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Handle CaddyServer as webserver for monitoring

Hello !

Just an idea, maybe it is possible to create a plugin to monitore CaddyServer as web server ? To get the same data as we can get form Apache or Nginx : requests/s, connections, bandwith, workers, requests/s, KiB/s, …
The number of people using CaddyServer as web server is growing a lot, so I think it can be an interesting plugin.

For example, here is what we can get with Apache : Apache monitoring with Netdata | Learn Netdata
A presentation and the documentation of CaddyServer : https://caddyserver.com/

Thanks by advance for the answer :slight_smile:

Hey! Actually, it is possible to monitor Caddy using Netdata, thanks to our Prometheus endpoint collector.

You only need to add the following line to your configuration file for the collector:

  - name: caddy_local
    url: 'http://localhost:2019/metrics'

You can modify the charts from the configuration file. For example, you might be interested in grouping a few charts together.

If you do group metrics together and customize how the metrics are presented, please do ping me here. I will help you to make a PR in our repository, so that every user who uses netdata with Caddy, uses your custom configuration to see the metrics. It will be awesome (+ we send swag to all new contributors :innocent: )

BTW, I made a PR to add it to the default config:

@Pinou10001 thx for your request and for using Netdata. As Caddy server is not very popular at this stage (we hope it will get there), it is not planned to develop an in-house go plugin for it at the moment. In case you are in the mood to create your own Caddy server collector @ilyam8 can give you some hints