Real-time server monitoring is an job for a system administrator. But for a web admin handling basic server monitoring,it is a time consuming task. In that case if it is a LAMP server ServerPulse is the best choice. This simple plugin helps to monitor multiple server using web browser. Which monitor key parameters of a server including system load and memory usage.
The system status details are collected using a PHP script named mypulse.php. To setup server monitoring this file should be downloaded into root directory of the server. Also there is an configuration option to setup HTTP authentication if needed.
define('USE_AUTHENTICATION',1); define('ADMIN_USERNAME','username'); define('ADMIN_PASSWORD','password');
To use HTTP authentication for mypulse.php USE_AUTHENTICATION variable should set to 1. This username and password should provided to ServerPulse while adding new monitoring.