Installing linux-dash – A simple dashboard for Linux.

linux-dash is a low-overhead monitoring web dashboard for a GNU/Linux machine. 

  • A beautiful web-based dashboard for monitoring server info
  • Live, on-demand monitoring of RAM, Load, Uptime, Disk Allocation, Users and many more system stats
  • Drop-in install for servers with Apache2/nginx + PHP
  • Click and drag to re-arrange widgets
  • Support for wide range of linux server flavors


linux-dash requires php5-json
apt-get install php5-json

Download linux-dash from GitHub repository and extract contents into a sub-folder of your public web folder.

Password Protect Folder

Generate an .htaccess and .htpasswd file from the site:

place these files in the same folder your extracted the contents of the zip file.

Open the folder you created in a web browser, login, and enjoy your light-weight dashboard!


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