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Server Stats/Specs Widget?? (4 posts)

  1. harner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I have been using WordPress for various projects over the last two years. I mostly played with my personal homepage. I am a server guy (hate the word guru). I host my own LAMP box on a warn out old Dell computer via Ubuntu Server.

    I do a lot of network and server monitoring at my job. It would be cool to have a widget on my site that reflects my server specs, load, hostname, etc. Maybe even a graph.

    Does something like this exist? I hate to reinvent the wheel, but I can't seem to find anything worthwhile. Plenty of simple up/down widgets for servers that could be manipulated, but if my webserver goes down, my site is not viewable.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? It'd be much appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Chris

  2. FrankWaive
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't think anything like that exists, it would be quite popular if it did. Also wondering what you actually need this for, I do think you may just be giving out too much information to your visitors without any benefits to yourself, this may tempt a hacker...

  3. harner
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, Frank.

    Thank you for responding. Actually, I found a plugin called LightOn that uses Apache's server-status page to grab data, and also polls quite a bit of other info about your system. There is also an option to deploy the plugin as a widget.

    Like I said in my previous post, I need this for my own nerd satisfaction. My blog will be mostly tech and work related, so if I can add something as simple as some realtime service stats, I'd be happy.

    As for too much information, not necessarily. Here is a copy/paste of the info shown:

    Hostname: N/A
    Uptime: N/A
    Started: N/A
    Since Start Avg. Start Server Info
    Request: Requests: Restarts:
    N/A N/A
    Traffic: Traffic: Worker:
    N/A N/A run / idl
    CPU Load
    1 min: 0.00 5 min: 0.01 15 min: 0.05
    CPU Usage
    Sys: 0.09% Usr: 0.59% Idl: 99.31%

    The N/A's are showing because I have the server-status page in Apache turned off to all traffic right now. This information is not exactly what I am looking for, but it is a start. I am going to take a look at how they are getting this to work and probably develop my own widget, specific for OpenSUSE and Ubuntu Server, since those two distro's are my favorite flavors.

    Thanks for the advice, though.

    - Chris

  4. FrankWaive
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nice, kindly notify me on this thread when you've developed your version of the plugin, there may be folks who need it too.

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