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Amjad Abujamous
Amjad Abujamous

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Easily monitor your server's stats


One can use Glances along with a reverse proxy to easily monitor the health of their Server/PC from any location by simply accessing a link. This tutorial walks you through exactly that.


Many of us want a straightforward solution to monitoring the health of their Home server, Web server, or essentially any PC. While Grafana and Metabase are good realtime dashboard solutions, their setup can be difficult, which is why we will explore and setup Glances.

Steps to set it up

  1. Install Glances (cross-platform) on your system.
  2. Enable its monitoring feature via a web browser.
  3. Run a reverse proxy on the server.
  4. Access the link from anywhere.


As is from their github repository.

  • python>=3.8 (use Glances 3.4.x for lower Python version)
  • psutil (better with latest version)
  • defusedxml (in order to monkey patch xmlrpc)
  • packaging (for the version comparison)
  • ujson (an optimized alternative to the standard json module)
  • pytz (for the timezone support)
  • pydantic (for the data validation support)

Step 1: Install Glances

Can be done via the pip package manager for python.

pip install --user 'glances[all]'

Note that you may need to type pip3 instead of pip, depending on your Python installation.

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Step 2: Run glances and monitor the system

To run it in the terminal, run the command:

In our case, we want to run it in a browser, so we type:
glances -w

which gives us the following.

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Step 3: Access from anywhere

Many good reverse proxy solutions currently exist on the market such as ngrok and Cloudflare tunnels. They give one the ability to reliably run a tunnel and ensure it does not go down. They also offer the ability to securely access their links using whitelisted IP addresses or by using HTTP Basic Authentication.

For this tutorial, however, we will go with the simpler solution for demonstration purposes.

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Voila! That link can now allow us to monitor the system from anywhere with very minimal setup and installation.

Final Thoughts

I hope you found this tutorial useful, and please feel free to comment below if you have questions, additions, modifications, or criticism of this method. All the best!

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