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Linux server monitoring is out

network usage monitoring

Hello! Earlier we announced our new set of features. Today we have pushed the updates into production for Linux server monitoring at So now along with website and services availability we provide monitoring of:

  • CPU usage,
  • memory usage,
  • load average,
  • disk space usage,
  • and bandwidth usage.

You can find the screenshots and the description here.

We are very pleased to offer you server monitoring along with website and service availability checks. Our monitoring features will allow you to track your servers performance trough time. Now there are accessible daily and weekly graphs.

Getting started

To start using free Linux server monitoring you need to register and to setup the daemon on your Linux box. The installation process is simple and quick. We provide short but full instruction for the installation. The daemon is configurable and allows to disable some of features if you don’t need them.

The daemon is written in pure Python and doesn’t require any third-party software. It was tested on Centos and Fedora servers with Python versions 2.6 and 2.7, but also should work on other operation systems with these versions of Python.

The daemon was developed for high-traffic servers and shouldn’t lead to any performance issues.  In the most cases we read only /proc filesystem.

How the daemon works

Once in 5 minutes the daemon checks the server parameters and sends them to us. After that it sleeps until the next check. The daemon is open sourced.

Register for free now!

We are always glad to receive any of your input, so if you have any suggestions or questions please contact us.

Free Linux server performance monitoring by


During last few months we were working on a set of new features. And we are glad to announce them now.


In the nearest future you will be able to monitor:

  • CPU usage,
  • memory usage,
  • load average,
  • disk space usage,
  • and bandwidth usage.

on your Linux dedicated or virtual server.


  • It allows to analyze your Linux box performance and the dynamics.
  • It could help to find out the issues. (For instance, if you network usage reduces dramatically it could be related to some issues with the application or the server.)
  • The monitoring provides the possibility of performance and scaling issues forecasting. (For example, it could be CPU or memory related issues. If you have load average more then 50, for instance, it could mean that it’s time to analyze where it comes from.)
  • Our free monitoring service is the first place to check what is going on with your server.


To start using you would need to install our Python daemon which would collect and send the data to our servers. The daemon doesn’t need any special libraries and should work from the box (still in testing stage, so we’ll update the requirements soon). The daemon will be open sourced so you could check how it works.

Why CPU, memory, load average, disk and network usage monitoring?

Because from out point of view they are the most important and vital parameters for the Linux performance analysis. Even brief view on a dashboard could help to find the bottlenecks. Historical data allows easily inspect the server performance during certain period of time.

With ServerBeep everything you need to start monitor your server performance is to get an authentication key for the server in the membership area, download the daemon and configure it. Once it starts sending us the data you will be able to monitor it. The whole process should only take a few minutes.

Why Linux?

Linux is one of the most popular server operation systems and we use it ourselves. So the first step in performance server monitoring is Linux. If you need Windows or FreeBSD performance monitoring please kindly let us now.

Register now and start using free Linux server performance monitoring!

What you can monitor with is a free web monitoring service.  Here’s a brief overview of our key features and a list of items you can monitor with our service.


If you run a website and you want to know when it goes down you can easily use for this. Just register, add your website  and assign the contacts for the site. And if your site becomes inaccessible due to various reason we will send you an email notification. And when it comes back we will send the notification once again.

VPS and dedicated servers

Our features list includes all common services checks: HTTP, FTP, mail services, MySQL and SSH. So you are able to monitor the most important services of your VPS or a dedicated server. You are free to add up to 10 services per account now. You can also monitor your services availability.

Few things you might want to consider to have reliable server

Ok, let’s say you have a server and run some sites on it. What items do you need to consider it as reliable? Here is a short list of things you might want to have.

1. KVM switch

KVM stands for keyboard, video and mouse. It’s a hardware which allows you to manage your server as if it’s accessible physically. For instance, you upgrade a kernel and a server  becomes inaccessible. KVM could help you to boot with the other one. Ask your host provider about it. Nowadays almost all reliable datacenters provide KVM.

2. Off-site backups

This item is definitely must have. You know, bad things happen. Due to an human or software mistake data could be lost. Filesystems could crash. HDD could fail. To make sure you have all current data you had better to preconsider offsite backups. There are a lot of services which allow to store files, even for free. Try to check and you will find tons of publicly accessible scripts for making backups, both files and databases. One services provide rsync feature, other use FTP. Anyhow you do need the backups. And it would be better to think about before something goes wrong.

3. Reliable remote monitoring service

If you have a site you always want to get it working. provides free monitoring service which aims to maximize your websites uptime. Actually it includes almost all necessary checks to make sure your server is working as it should: HTTP(S), FTP, mail and database checks. Gathered statistics allows you to get  an outages list. Publicly accessible status page lets to get current services state even without authorization.

Welcome to!


We are happy to invite you to start using the simplest free server monitoring service! Our key features include:

  • HTTP(S) (80, 443),
  • FTP (21),
  • IMAP4 (143),
  • POP3 (110),
  • SMTP (25),
  • SSH (22) and MySQL (3306) ports monitoring.

You are free to add up to 10 services per account and 10 contacts per service.  One more convenient feature we provide is an availabilty history which allows you to track services outages. At present we notify you only by email. To share your services current statuses we offer a publicly accessible profiles for each account. It works without authorization so you can easily check it from mobile devices. Try it now!