How to install Dash on Ubuntu!

Created October 2, 2021

What is Dash?

Linux-dash is an open source web-based server monitoring tool for Linux machines. This tool will displays system properties such as CPU load, logged-in users, RAM usage, disk usage, Internet speed, network connections, RX/TX bandwidth, running processes etc.


Installation

Installing the packages needed

To begin lets install Git package using this following command:

sudo apt-get install git -y

Once installed run the following command:

sudo git clone https://github.com/afaqurk/linux-dash.git

Next, install apache by making use of the following command. I already made a tutorial on how to install Apache on Ubuntu! But I will still show you how to install Apache in this article.

Just run the following command in your terminal:

sudo apt-get install apache2 -y

Setting Up Dash onto Apache

And then move the file you git cloned into the html location

mv linux-dash /var/www/

Switch the following directory

cd /var/www/

Change ownership and permission of the Linux dash directory

chown -R www-data.www-data linux-dash
chmod -R 775 linux-dash

Next, create a new virtual host configuration for access the Linux dash:

nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/linuxdash.conf
< VirtualHost *:80> 
ServerName www.(your server public ip)
DocumentRoot /var/www/linux-dash/
< Directory /var/www/linux-dash/> 
AllowOverride All
allow from all
< /Directory> 
< /VirtualHost> 

Then, Enable the site access for new creating virtual host configuration

a2ensite linuxdash.conf

Reload Apache

systemctl reload apache2

Next, enable rewrite module.

a2enmod rewrite

Restart Apache2

systemctl restart apache2

Now, open a browser and type the following URL of http://local IP (or) domain name. To connect your domain make sure your server is open to port 80. Next make an A record in your Domain Registar. The name should be www and the value or host should be your server's ip. Wait a couple of minutes and type your domain name. If you use Cloudflare then you don't to wait alot. dash.png


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