How To Install and Configure Linux Dash On Ubuntu 20.04

We can install and configure Linux dash monitoring on Ubuntu 20.04. we just need to download the package from the Github. Let’s see, how to install and create a Linux dash server dashboard on ubuntu.

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How To Install and Configure Linux Dash On Ubuntu 20.04

Before starting the installation, we need to install Apache and PHP packages on the server using the following commands. 

sudo apt update
sudo apt install apache2 php git php-json php-common php-xml

Start the apache service. 

sudo systemctl start apache2
sudo systemctl enable apache2

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Configure Linux Dash:

We need to download the package from GitHub using the below command. Go to the folder and download it. 

cd /var/www/html/
sudo git clone https://github.com/afaqurk/linux-dash.git

Reload the apache service.

sudo systemctl reload apache2

Now open the browser and type the URL: Your_IP/linux-dash and you can scroll down to see more details. 

The Network Monitor will look like: 

Install linux dash

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You can also see the user management.

linux server dashboard

Password-Based Linux Dash:

If you need to protect the statistics of the Linux dash, we have to configure the authentication. we need to generate “.htaccess” and “.htpasswd” file.

Open the Apache virtual host using the below command. 

sudo vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

Now we need to add a directory block for Linux dash and it can be anywhere between <VirtualHost *:80> block. 

<Directory /var/www/html/linux-dash>
          Options FollowSymLinks
          AllowOverride All
          Order allow,deny
          allow from all
</Directory>

The above code enables the .htaccess file and let’s create a file inside the directory. 

sudo vim /var/www/html/linux-dash/.htaccess

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Put the below basic authentication code inside the “.htaccess” file and save it. 

AuthType Basic
AuthName "Restricted Files"
AuthUserFile /var/www/html/linux-dash/.htpasswd
Require valid-user

We need to create a password file with username and password. 

ubuntu@ubuntu:/var/www$ sudo htpasswd -c /var/www/html/linux-dash/.htpasswd admin
New password: 
Re-type new password: 
Adding password for user admin

Restart the Apache service and access the Linux dash using yourip/linux-dash

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Put the username and password to login to the Linux dash. 

linux dash

We’ve successfully configured and installed the Linux server dashboard on ubuntu. In a similar way, you can also create Linux dash for other servers as well.

That’s it.

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