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 the 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 the step-by-step installation of Htop on a CentOS 6 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 6.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror 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 Htop on CentOS 6
Step 1. First, add the yum repository to 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. Installing Htop on CentOS 6.
- Install htop from official CentOS repository.
Now we install htop using
yum install htop
Step 3. Accessing Htop on CentOS Linux.
After installation, launch htop by entering:
- Install htop from the 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
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.