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Linfo - Server stats UI/library

Build Status

Linfo is a:

  • Light themable Web UI and REST API displaying lots of system stats
  • Ncurses CLI view of WebUI
  • Extensible, easy (composer) to use PHP5 Library to get extensive system stats programmatically from your PHP app


Interested in contributing? Check out Development Readme

web UI

Linfo WebUI Screenshot

ncurses preview

Linfo Ncurses Screenshot

See: Enabling ncurses

PHP library usage

composer require linfo/linfo
$linfo = new \Linfo\Linfo;
$parser = $linfo->getParser();

var_dump($parser->getCPU()); // and a whole lot more

Runs on

  • Linux
  • Windows
  • FreeBSD
  • NetBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • DragonflyBSD
  • Darwin/Mac OSX
  • Solaris
  • Minix

Information reported

  • CPU type/speed; Architecture
  • Mount point usage
  • Hard/optical/flash drives
  • Hardware Devices
  • Network devices and stats
  • Uptime/date booted
  • Hostname
  • Memory usage (physical and swap, if possible)
  • Temperatures/voltages/fan speeds
  • RAID arrays
  • Via included extensions:
    • Nvidia GPU temps
    • Truecrypt mounts
    • DHCPD leases
    • Samba status
    • APC UPS status
    • Transmission torrents status
    • uTorrent torrents status
    • Soldat server status
    • CUPS printer status
    • IPMI
    • libvirt VMs
    • lxd Containers
    • more

System requirements:

  • At least PHP 5.4
  • If you are using PHP 7.1.9 or lower, you might need to disable the opcache extension.
  • pcre extension



  • /proc and /sys mounted and readable by PHP
  • Tested with the 2.6.x/3.x kernels


  • PHP able to execute usual programs under /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin, etc
  • Tested on 8.0-RELEASE, 10.2-RELEASE


  • PHP able to execute usual programs under /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin, /usr/pkg/bin, etc
  • Tested on NetBSD 5.0.2


  • PHP able to execute usual programs under /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin, etc
  • Tested on OpenBSD 4.7, 5.7
  • Turn chroot of httpd/nginx/php-fpm off

Web UI Installation

  1. Extract tarball contents to somewhere under your web root
  2. Rename to, after optionally changing values in it
  3. Visit page in web browser
  4. Pass URL to your friends to show off

URL arguments

  • ?out=json - JSON output
  • ?out=jsonp&callback=functionName - JSON output with a function callback. (Look here: )
  • ?out=php_array - PHP serialized associative array
  • ?out=html - Usual lightweight HTML (default)


  • See a list of php files in src/Linfo/Extensions/
  • Open them and look at the comment at the top of the file for usage


Set $settings['show_errors'] = true; in to yield useful error messages.


  • Support for other Unix operating systems (Hurd, IRIX, AIX, HP UX, etc)
  • Support for strange operating systems: Haiku/BeOS
  • More superfluous features/extensions
  • Make ncurses mode rival htop (half kidding)


This project is dedicated to the memory of Eric Looper.