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Linux Dash light Weight System Performance Monitoring Tool

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Hello, friends. In this post, we will talk about Linux Dash, which is a lightweight System Performance Monitoring Tool. So, you will also learn how to install it on Ubuntu 20.04.

What is Linux dash?

According to the GitHub profile of the application

Linux Dash is A simple & low-overhead web dashboard for linux systems

And it’s true, we are talking about a minimal web tool (400Kb!) with which we can know the performance of our server.

Fast, efficient, and unobtrusive, Linux Dash has become popular for many people.

Besides this, Linux Dash is very versatile because we can run it with PHP, Python, GO, or NodeJS. That is to say, we can adapt it to any circumstance.

With Linux Dash, we can monitor CPU, RAM, Swap, Network and other things from a simple but well done web interface. So, let’s go for it.

Install some required packages

Before doing anything else, it’s a good idea to upgrade the system completely.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade 

Thereafter, install the wget, git and unzip packages
that are needed to make this post.

 sudo apt install wget unzip git 

As in this post, I have chosen the PHP version because it is convenient, and I will use it on a server, so install Apache and PHP.

sudo apt install apache2 php7.4 php7.4-json libapache2-mod-php7.4

This way, we will already have the basic environment for running Linux Dash. Remember to open ports 80 and 443 in the firewall so that it can run without problems.

Install Linux Dash Monitoring Tool on Ubuntu 20.04

With the system ready, we can download and install the latest version of Linux Dash. To complete this, simply clone the repository where the code is hosted.

git clone https://github.com/afaqurk/linux-dash.git 
1.- Cloning the Linux Dash repository
1.- Cloning the Linux Dash repository

This will generate a folder that we have to move to the Apache document root directory.

sudo mv linux-dash/ /var/www/html/ 

To run without issues, this folder has to belong to Apache.

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/linux-dash/

And to apply all these changes, restart the Apache service.

sudo systemct restart apache2

This is enough.

Using Linux Dash on Ubuntu 20.04

Now open your web browser and go to http://your-server/linux-dash and you will see the following

2.- Linux Dash first screen
2.- Linux Dash first screen

This is the main screen of Linux Dash, where you will get the system status.

In the Basic Info tab, you can get useful information about the system.

3.- Basic info tab
3.- Basic info tab

The Network tab is necessary to get information about network usage and traffic.

4.- Linux Dash monitoring tool
4.- Linux Dash monitoring tool

Finally, you can look at the Accounts tab to check information related to logins and system users.

5.- Accounts tab
5.- Accounts tab

So, enjoy it.

Conclusion

Linux Dash is a basic tool to get information about the system, but it can help us in many occasions.

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