As part of a project I'm working on I wanted to get a rough idea of the activity of the Apache virtual hosts on the system. I wasn't able to find exactly what I wanted, so I refreshed my memory of curses to bring you vhoststats.

This tools reads an Apache log file (with support for arbitrary formats) and generates a dynamic bar chart showing the activity (in number of requests and bytes transferred) of hosts on the system. The output might look something like this (but with colors):

[2010/02/19 20:21:32] Hosts: 7 [Displayed: 7] Requests: 104

host1.companyA.com   [R:1         ]  #
                     [B:3         ]
devel.internal       [R:1         ]  #
                     [B:208       ]
host2.companyA.com   [R:1         ]  #
                     [B:4499      ]
A-truncated-host-nam [R:10        ]  ############
                     [B:65380     ]  #
host1.companyB.com   [R:21        ]  ##########################
                     [B:166715    ]  ####
www.google.com       [R:32        ]  #################################
                     [B:1566614   ]  ####################################

The tool keeps running totals over a five minute window, but you can change the window size on the command line. You can tail your active access log to see live results, or for a more exciting display you can just pipe in an existing log.

It's not pong, but I've found it useful.

You can download the code from the project page on GitHub.