How To Install Htop on CentOS 6

Install Htop on CentOS 6

In this tutorial, we will show you 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 color 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 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 Htop on a CentOS 6 server.

Install Htop on CentOS 6

Step 1. First, add the yum repository to your system.

rpm -ihv rpmforge-release*.rf.i686.rpm

Step 2. Installing Htop on CentOS 6.

Install htop using yum command:

yum install htop

Step 3. After installation, launch htop by entering:


Install htop from source code

# wget
# 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 website.

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