Better Stack Nginx logging

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Collect logs and metrics from your Nginx webserver using Vector.

Select your platform:

Ubuntu • Debian

Install and configure Vector on Ubuntu or Debian:

Set up Vector
  -o /tmp/ && \
  bash /tmp/

Curious about what the script does?

  • Installs Vector using official package.
  • Configures Vector for your Better Stack source.
  • Enables and restarts Vector.

The script will ask for confirmation before making any changes.

You should see your logs in Better Stack → Live tail.

Check out your metrics in the Nginx dashboard.

Collecting metrics

To collect metrics from your Nginx web server you need to enable Nginx Stub Status module in your config:

location /nginx_status {
    stub_status on;

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Additional information

  • Want to learn more about configuring Nginx access and error logs in production? Check out our Nginx logging tutorial.

  • Looking for manual instructions to set up Vector?
    Find step-by-step instructions in our dedicated Vector guide.