How to disable Request logs in Python?

Better Stack Team
Updated on August 25, 2023

To disable request logs in Python, you need to configure your web server or web application framework to suppress logging of HTTP request information. The specific method to disable request logs can vary depending on the web server or framework you are using. Below are examples for some popular web frameworks:


If you are using Flask, you can configure the Flask application to disable request logging using the logging module. By default, Flask logs requests with the WARNING level. To disable request logging, you can set the log level to a higher value, such as ERROR or CRITICAL, which will prevent request logs from being shown in the console or log files.

Here's an example of how to disable request logs in Flask:

import logging
from flask import Flask

app = Flask(__name__)

# Disable request logging


In Django, you can control request logging through the application's logging configuration. Django uses the Python logging module under the hood, and you can configure the loggers in your settings file.

To disable request logging in Django, you can adjust the log level of the relevant logger (usually the django.request logger) to a higher level than DEBUG. For example, setting the level to ERROR will prevent request logs from being displayed.

In your Django settings file (, add the following:

    'version': 1,
    'disable_existing_loggers': False,
    'handlers': {
        'console': {
            'level': 'ERROR',  # Set the log level to ERROR to disable request logs
            'class': 'logging.StreamHandler',
    'loggers': {
        'django.request': {
            'handlers': ['console'],
            'level': 'ERROR',
            'propagate': False,


If you are using Tornado as your web server, you can configure the Tornado application to disable request logging by adjusting the log_level parameter in the application settings.

Here's an example of how to disable request logs in Tornado:

import tornado.ioloop
import tornado.web

class MainHandler(tornado.web.RequestHandler):
    def get(self):
        self.write("Hello, world")

def make_app():
    return tornado.web.Application([
        (r"/", MainHandler),
    ], log_level=logging.ERROR)  # Set the log_level to ERROR to disable request logs

if __name__ == "__main__":
    app = make_app()

These examples demonstrate how to disable request logs in popular Python web frameworks. Remember that logging is essential for debugging and monitoring applications, so use this sparingly and ensure you have other mechanisms in place to capture and handle important log information.

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