How To Install Linux Dash on Ubuntu 14.04

Install Linux Dash on Ubuntu 14.04

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 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 the step-by-step installation of Linux-dash on Ubuntu 14.04.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 14.04, and any other Debian-based distribution.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

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/
server {
   listen  80;
   access_log  /var/www/ ;
   error_log    /var/www/ ;
   location / {
       root   /var/www/;
       index  index.php index.html index.htm;
   error_page   500 502 503 504  /50x.html;
   location = /50x.html {
       root   /var/www/;
  # pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on
  location ~ .php$ {
  fastcgi_index  index.php;
  root    /var/www/;
  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 =
user = nginx
group = nginx
. . .

Step 3. Installing Linux Dash.

git clone
cp -r linux-dash/ /var/www/
chown -R nginx:nginx /var/www/

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 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. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Linux-dash website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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