How To Install Htop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration Htop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server. For those of you who didn’t know, Htop or Hisham’s top 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 monitoring tool on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install Htop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Htop.

Install htop process monitoring tool using apt-get command:

Now that htop is installed on your server you’ll want to start the program by running the following in a command prompt:

This will open the program and you’ll see something similar to the following:

Install Htop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed htop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing htop process monitoring tool on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official htop web site.

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