In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Mytop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server. For those of you who didn’t know, Mytop is an open-source and free monitoring program for MySQL databases, using Perl language and it provides a command-line shell interface to monitor real-time MySQL threads, queries per second, process list, and performance of databases and gives an idea for the database administrator to optimize the server to handle a heavy load.
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 installationof Mytop database performance monitoring on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04, 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).
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 Mytop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Mytop.
After the system update, now using the following command below to install mytop:
apt-get install mytop
Step 3. Configuring Mytop.
Create a .mytop file in your root directory. This file will configure Mytop with default settings for the root user. The password line should contain your MySQL root password:
cd /root nano .mytop
Add the following content to the file and save and exit:
user=root pass=PASSWORD host=localhost db=mysql delay=1 port=3306 socket= batchmode=0 header=1 color=1 idle=1
You can now run the “
mytop” command to connect to your MySQL database and examine its performance:
MySQL on localhost (5.5.47-MariaDB) up 0+00:47:45 [06:36:47] Queries: 1.4k qps: 0 Slow: 0.0 Se/In/Up/De(%): 56/06/13/01 qps now: 4 Slow qps: 0.0 Threads: 1 ( 1/ 0) 00/00/00/00 Key Efficiency: 76.9% Bps in/out: 260.6/400.4 Now in/out: 48.1/11.2k Id User Host/IP DB Time Cmd Query or State -- ---- ------- -- ---- --- ---------- 46 root localhost mysql 0 Query show full processlist
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mytop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Mytop database performance monitoring on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Mytop website.