How To Install Htop on CentOS 6

For those of you who didn’t know, Htop is an interactive and real-time system-monitor process-viewer written for Linux. It is designed to replace the Unix program top. It shows a frequently updated list of the processes running on a computer, normally ordered by the amount of CPU usage. Unlike top, htop provides a full list of processes running, instead of the top resource-consuming processes. Htop uses colour and gives visual information about processor, swap and memory status. It is a must-have when you want to monitor the resources of your Linux server over an ssh connection for example.

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. Here are the steps to install ‘htop’ on CentOS 6.

Install Htop on CentOS 6

Step 1. First, add yum repository your system.

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm
rpm -ihv rpmforge-release*.rf.i686.rpm

Step 2. Install htop using yum command:

yum install htop

Step 3. After installation, launch htop by entering:

htop

Install htop from source code

# wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/htop/htop/1.0.2/htop-1.0.2.tar.gz
# tar -xvf htop-1.0.2.tar.gz
# cd htop-1.0.2
# ./configure
# make
# make install

Install Htop on CentOS 6

Congratulations! You have successfully installed htop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing htop process monitoring tool on CentOS 6 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official htop web site.

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