How To Install Linux Dash on CentOS 6

Install Linux Dash on CentOS 6

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Linux Dash on CentOS 6. For those of you who didn’t know, Linux-dash is a web-based lightweight monitoring dashboard for Linux machines, which can display, in real-time, various system properties, such as CPU load, RAM usage, disk usage, Internet speed, network connections, installed software’s, running processes and many more. The web statistics page allows you to drag and drop the various widgets and rearrange the display as you desire.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation Linux-dash on CentOS 6.

Install Linux Dash on CentOS 6

Step 1. Install Nginx, PHP, and PHP modules.

To install, first, you must add the Webtatic yum repository information corresponding to your CentOS version to yum:

rpm -Uvh https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el6/latest.rpm

Install Nginx webserver:

yum update
yum install nginx16

Install php-fpm component:

yum install php56w php56w-opcache --enablerepo=webtatic-testing
yum install php56w-fpm --enablerepo=webtatic-testing
yum install git

Step 2. Configure Nginx web server.

Create a Nginx Vhost for linux-dash.

##nano /etc/nginx/conf.d/your-domain.com
server {
   listen  80;
   server_name  your-domain.com www.your-domain.com;
 
   access_log  /var/www/your-domain.com/logs/access.log ;
   error_log    /var/www/your-domain.com/logs/error.log ;
 
   location / {
       root   /var/www/your-domain.com/public_html;
       index  index.php index.html index.htm;
 
   }
 
   error_page   500 502 503 504  /50x.html;
   location = /50x.html {
       root   /var/www/your-domain.com/public_html;
   }
 
  # pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on 127.0.0.1:9000
  location ~ .php$ {
  fastcgi_pass   127.0.0.1:9000;
  fastcgi_index  index.php;
  root    /var/www/your-domain.com/public_html;
  fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  /var/www/your-domain/public_html$fastcgi_script_name;
  include fastcgi_params;
  }
 
   location ~ /.ht {
       deny  all;
   }
}

Add host on Nginx.conf:

# nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
### add line like this on http section:
include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;

Step 3. Configure php-fpm.

Make sure to edit “user”, “group” and “listen” directives as shown below. You can keep the rest of the configuration unchanged:

#nano /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf

. . .
listen = 127.0.0.1:9000
user = nginx
group = nginx
. . .

Step 4. Download and Install Linux-dash.

git clone https://github.com/afaqurk/linux-dash.git
cp -r linux-dash/ /var/www/your-domain.com/public_html
chown -R nginx:nginx /var/www/your-domain.com/public_html

Step 5. Restart Nginx web server as well as php-fpm.

service nginx restart
service php-fpm restart

Set nginx and PHP-fpm to auto-start upon boot:

chkconfig nginx on
chkconfig php-fpm on

Step 6. Access Linux Dash.

The Linux-dash web-based monitoring will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com or http://server-ip. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Linux-dash-web-interface

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Linux Dash. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Linux-dash web-based monitoring on CentOS 6 system.

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