Monitorix is a free, open source, lightweight system monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible. It has been created to be used under production Linux/UNIX servers, but due to its simplicity and small size can be used on embedded devices as well.
It consists mainly of two programs: a collector, called
monitorix, which is a Perl daemon that is started automatically like any other system service, and a CGI script called
monitorix.cgi. Monitorix includes its own HTTP server built in (which is listening by default on port 8080/TCP) to see the statistics graphs, so you aren't forced to install a third-party web server to use it. Just point your browser at
All of its development was initially created for monitoring Red Hat, Fedora and CentOS Linux systems, so this project was made keeping in mind these type of distributions. Today it runs on different GNU/Linux distributions and even in other UNIX systems like FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD.
It is currently in active development adding new features, new graphs and correcting bugs in the attempt to offer a great tool for daily systems administration of any professional server.
Monitorix is an open source project and, just like any other open source project, anyone can contribute with his own time and knowledge.
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There are many ways of contributing to this project. Just install the software and test it. If you encounter any error, please notify it. If you think there are some parts that could be improved, please share your ideas.
You can contribute in any of the following ways:
- Submitting patches.
- Adding new features.
- Improving project documentation.
- Sending suggestions and new ideas.
- Porting the project to other GNU/Linux distributions or other UNIX systems.
- Making a donation. Payments will be made through PayPal, guaranteeing a secure transaction.
Thank you very much for any donation!
The Monitorix project appreciates your support.
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Monitorix is an open source initiative and is released under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GNU GPLv2).
See License for more details.