Server Monitor with HTOP

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Hello there,
Nice weekend ahead isn’t it,
Today’s blog note will be about monitoring your vps,
this will help you to know and keep track on what’s consuming
and heavily using your resources, like RAM/CPU and etc,

By default we have a command to list all processes being run
by the system,
it can be seen by the command : top

however if you want to go more in depth, we recommend you
using htop. So what is htop ?  it is and interactive and real
time process monitoring application for linux based. It will
list all processes running and it’s very user friendly and easy to interact with as on
it’s left you’ll have a panel of option available.

Installation Process,
You will need the rpmforge package repository first,
To do this do the following:
For RHEL, CentOS & Fedora (32-bit)

For RHEL 5, CentOS 5 & Fedora ##
rpm -ihv rpmforge-release*.rf.i386.rpm

For RHEL 6 and CentOS 6
rpm -ihv rpmforge-release*.rf.i686.rpm

For RHEL, CentOS & Fedora (64-bit)
For RHEL 5, CentOS 5 & Fedora ##
rpm -ihv rpmforge-release*.rf.x86_64.rpm
For RHEL 6 and CentOS 6
rpm -ihv rpmforge-release*.rf.x86_64.rpm

This will install the RPMforge repository, once it’s successfully installed,
we can now proceed with the installation using yum command as follows:
yum install htop

Installation will take a few seconds, once completed you can now run it by the command:

You will now see the interface on your terminal your using,
you will see info like CPU,Memory,Swap,Uptime.

This will help you to monitor your vps usage and avoid unnecessary excessive usage, thus
keeping your server healthy.

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