When you are owning a server, a virtual private server or a dedicated server, you sure would want to know the availability of the server on the internet and how long it has been running.
One of the command to check this is called uptime. This command only works on unix or linux operating system.
To display the system uptime, invoke the command without any options ::
The output will show something like this :
22:20:33 up 620 days, 22:37, 1 user, load average: 0.03, 0.10, 0.10
22:20:33 is the current system time.
up 620 days, 22:37 is the length of time the system has been up.
1 user is the number of logged in users.
load average: 0.03, 0.10, 0.10 are system load averages for the past 1, 5, and 15 minutes.
The load average on Linux can be a little confusing. Unlike other operating systems that shows CPU load averages, Linux is showing system load averages.Continue reading…