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Tildeslash Monit Logo.gif
Tildeslash Monit Screenshot.png
Developer(s) Tildeslash Ltd
Stable release
5.20.0 / October 21, 2016; 5 months ago (2016-10-21)
Written in C[1]
Available in English
Type Process supervision
License AGPL 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 rose to popularity with Ruby on Rails and the Mongrel web server,[citation needed] 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.[2] Many popular Rails sites have used Monit, including Twitter[3] and scribd.[4]


  1. ^ "tildeslash / Monit". Bitbucket. Atlassian. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Ruby on Rails author talks about Monit and mongrel
  3. ^ Sandofsky, Ben (2010-03-30). "Unicorn Power | Twitter Blogs". Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  4. ^ stark (2007-05-13). "Scaling Scribd". Retrieved 2013-08-20. 

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