How to Install and Configure Monit on Linux (with Pictures)
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Lots of new things that you will know every day our site. This is none other than featured and opensource software and servers. We need to refresh what is thought or we head. I knew it would be a headache. But try to switch temporarily to know the tutorial of the outstanding opensource will explain to you now. Of course not maybe you will skip to the knowledge of this one.


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What do you know about Monit? I also would feel just hear that name and it sounds quite unique. But wait, is it a powerful tool that can be used all people? Answer of course! Monit is a small opensource useful to monitor or manage a Unix-like system. As the name suggests, Monit is a function of monitoring a server program that can improve services for fixed-line and consistent.


That I made this tutorial will help you to understand what the Monit and all its usefulness. But you need to keep your screen to stay lit until the last part of this article. We just began the steps that must be taken to how to install and configure Monit on Linux:


Immediately, we started of steps that must be taken to how to install Monit on Linux, but if you want to use another server it can, just a little different.


Step one: we have to make sure that it has been using Linux. Because if you put on besides Linux is a must activate Epel as a user repository.

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Step two: we need to activate Web Interface Monitor as one advantage that it can do a webinar to ensure the status and services provided. But, in order to use this web interface we have to configure /etc/monit.conf at our favorite editor.

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Step three: now time to start service Monit on the tab below. As a user must do the settings and make sure it starts with port 2812 on localhost. But we can update the first row and set its own port as a user of our choice.

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Step four: try to redirect the browser to 2812 and start access web interface of Monit in localhost.

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Installation and configuration have been completed, as ever we will restart service Monit as we refresh minds with new things in front of eyes. To start, we used let's follow the next steps after the restart.


After we managed to add the services needed in Monit by monitoring configuration file, then we need to use following command to verify syntax of the file.


If monit web interface has been settings, the next step is to add service monitoring program to monitor your file with the following terminals: /etc/monit/monitrc


Result is looked different on each server as the following example:


This is a display of some experiments that might you find the same thing, as well as if you're using a different server while installing or configuring monit

  • Apache

check process httpd with pidfile /var/run/httpd.pid group apache start program = "/etc/init.d/httpd start" stop program = "/etc/init.d/httpd stop" if failed host 127.0.0.1 port 80 protocol http then restart if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then timeout

  • Apache 2

check process apache with pidfile /run/apache2.pid start program = "/etc/init.d/apache2 start" with timeout 60 seconds stop program = "/etc/init.d/apache2 stop"

  • Nginx

check process nginx with pidfile /var/run/nginx.pid start program = "/etc/init.d/nginx start" stop program = "/etc/init.d/nginx stop"

  • MySQL

check process mysqld with pidfile /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid group mysql start program = "/etc/init.d/mysqld start" stop program = "/etc/init.d/mysqld stop" if failed host 127.0.0.1 port 3306 then restart if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then timeout

  • SSHD

check process sshd with pidfile /var/run/sshd.pid start program "/etc/init.d/sshd start" stop program "/etc/init.d/sshd stop" if failed host 127.0.0.1 port 22 protocol ssh then restart if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then timeout


Well, once we sure it is configured to monitor all the program files then the next goes to check syntax of Monit to ensure whether or not there fault. If yes, then we need to fix it. No worries, this is not as difficult as thinking. Simply check several parts of the course that you're feeling less. And you can continue again.

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Unlike most, we need to refresh the mind with new things and keep learning to understand as we look how to install and configure Monit on Linux. Now, what? Do You want to know more?


After finished fixing all the errors that occurred on the syntax, we can enter this command to start the service Monit:

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Now we need to verify that service Monit section begins with check log files.

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Well, now everything is finished and we come back to little without a piece of the picture to explain the advantages of Monit. This is free software and can be used by anyone through various servers. Some sites have provided a solution for most servers, and this time I also provide special tutorial one server to feel directly using the web interface and file monitoring.


So what do you think? It is a remarkable solution that is easy for you to do if you still follow the steps I explained how to install and configure Monit on Linux. If you already understand the least about the installation, you just need to continue your career in the configuration limits and then you will feel encouraged to be more aware. I would be happy if you stay connected to the web in a few things that you have not understood.


A little extra if you want to try besides Monit, make sure you still get a part of us for more detailed information in the monitoring of the file or web interface.


Now we know the root of the problem and with this I also help solve it. So what next we can do with Monit? I will separate the next tutorial, still interrelated and you will be happy to have found a solution of your problem. Back again if you still want to enjoy incredible tutorials that provide solutions and solve problems. I would be pleased to help you again at different tutorials.


Okay, see you next time and will be happy for your day!

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