A few really useful linux monitoring tools. Meet Tmux, Super PuTTY and others.
Terminal divided into multiple panes with Tmux.
This is how I monitor performance of my server and a list of few useful tools to do so:
- Super PuTTY is a Windows application used primarily as a window manager for the PuTTY SSH Client. It allows you to embed PuTTY terminal instances inside of a windows form providing a better tabbed interface when multiple connections are used. SuperPutty does not do any ssh or terminal management itself since PuTTY does an excellent job itself.
- Htop – an interactive process viewer for Linux that graphically represents system usage and lets you kill processes from within. A bit like a top but on steroids.
- Apachetop – Real time website monitor
- ‘tail –f=name /var/log/apache2/access.log’ command that gives me live preview of my web server’s access log.
- Iftop – is a real time bandwidth monitor that produces a frequently-updated list of network connections. By default, the connections are ordered by bandwidth usage, with only the “top” bandwidth consumers shown.
- Command prompt area for issuing commands to the server.