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Tildeslash Monit Logo.gif
Tildeslash Monit Screenshot.png
Developer(s)Tildeslash Ltd
Stable release
5.25.2 / May 29, 2018; 7 months ago (2018-05-29)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC[2]
Available inEnglish
TypeProcess supervision
LicenseAGPL 3.0

Monit is a free, open-source process supervision tool for Unix and Linux. With Monit, system status can be viewed directly from the command line, or via the native HTTP(S) web server. Monit is able to do automatic maintenance, repair, and run meaningful causal actions in error situations.[3] Monit rose to popularity with Ruby on Rails and the Mongrel web server, because a tool was needed that could manage the many identical Mongrel processes that needed to be run to support a scalable Ruby on Rails site, and Monit was fairly uniquely suited for the needs of the Ruby on Rails community.[4] Many popular Rails sites have used Monit, including Twitter[5] and scribd.[6]


  1. ^ "Monit Updates and Release Notes". Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "tildeslash / Monit". Bitbucket. Atlassian. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  3. ^ Pott, Kyle (2007-08-01). "Monitor Ubuntu services with Monit". Lifehacker. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  4. ^ Ruby on Rails author talks about Monit and mongrel Archived 2011-04-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Sandofsky, Ben (2010-03-30). "Unicorn Power | Twitter Blogs". Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  6. ^ stark (2007-05-13). "Scaling Scribd". Retrieved 2013-08-20.

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