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.