Monitor Your server with Linux Dash

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Feb 11, 2014 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Linux Dash is a new addition to the growing list of server monitoring utilities. Previously, I covered phpSysInfo and Linfo. Both are decent tools for keeping an eye on a remote Linux server, but there is always room for one more. Linux Dash's claim to fame is its slick and responsive interface that works equally well on large and small screens. This means that you don't need a dedicated app on your mobile device to access the remote server's stats. Similar to other monitoring tools, deploying Linux Dash on a server is supremely easy. Grab the latest release of the application from the project's GitHub repository (or clone it using the git clone command), unpack the downloaded archive, and move the resulting directory to the root of the server. If you don't want to expose your server's info to the rest of the world, you might want to protect it using htaccess or other methods.

Linux Dash's interface provides a detailed overview of all vital aspects of your server, including RAM and disk usage, network, installed software, users, and running processes. All information is organized into sections, and you can jump to a specific section using the buttons in the main toolbar. Linux Dash is not the most advanced monitoring tool out there, but it might be a good fit for users looking for a slick, lightweight, and easy to deploy application.

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