How to monitor Nginx web server from the command line in real time

Once Nginx web server is up and running in a production environment, you will want to monitor its activity in real time. In fact, general network monitoring software such as Nagios, Zabbix, Munin provide support for real-time Nginx monitoring. However, if you do not need comprehensive reporting capabilities or long-term statistics offered by such tools, but instead, just want a quick and easy way to monitor the requests coming to an Nginx web server, I would recommend a command line tool called ngxtop.

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