How To Install Pghero on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Pghero on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Pghero on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, PgHero is a performance dashboard for Postgres – health checks suggested indexes and more. PgHero 2.0 provides, even more, insight into your database performance with two additional features: query details and space stats. PgHero makes it easy to see the most time-consuming queries during a given time period.

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 of Pghero on an Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus server.

Install Pghero 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 Pghero.

First, create pghero repo file and add pghero repo url:

wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pghero.list \

Install Pghero from the terminal using the following command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install pghero

Step 3. Configure Pghero.

We adding my local Postgres database in pghero. You need to replace the user, password, port, hostname, and database name with yours:

pghero config:set DATABASE_URL=postgres://user:password@hostname:5432/dbname
### pghero config:set DATABASE_URL=postgres://chedelics:idroot@localhost:5432/postgres ###

Start the pghero server:

sudo pghero config:set PORT=3001
sudo pghero config:set RAILS_LOG_TO_STDOUT=disabled
sudo pghero scale web=1

Use the following commands to manage the pghero:

sudo systemctl status pghero
sudo systemctl start pghero
sudo systemctl stop pghero
sudo systemctl restart pghero

Now we have started the pghero server let’s check the dashboard. Go to IP address of your server and port 3001.

curl -v http://localhost:3001/

Install Pghero on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Pghero. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Pghero on your Ubuntu 16.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Pghero website.

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