How To Install Linux Dash on Ubuntu 14.04

Install Linux Dash on Ubuntu 14.04

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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Linux-dash on Ubuntu 14.04.

Install Linux Dash on Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1. First, install the Nginx web server with PHP-fpm.

apt-get update
apt-get install git nginx php5-json php5-fpm php5-curl

Step 2. Configure Nginx web server.

Create an Nginx virtual host 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 virtual host on Nginx.conf:

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

Configure php-fpm:

##nano /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/www.conf 
. . .
listen = 127.0.0.1:9000
user = nginx
group = nginx
. . .

Step 3. Installing 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_htm

Step 4. Restart Nginx web server as well as php-fpm.

service php5-fpm restart
service nginx restart

Step 5. 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://your-domain.com or http://server-ip. The main page gives you all the information about the system, memory, CPU, and IO details. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Install Linux Dash on Ubuntu 14.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Linux Dash. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Linux-dash web-based monitoring on Ubuntu 14.04 system.

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