How to run Grafana on web hosting?

by clyde_reichert , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 6 months ago

How to run Grafana on web hosting?

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by cathrine_goyette , 6 months ago


Unfortunately, it is not possible to run Grafana on regular web hosting as it requires specific dependencies and configurations that are not typically provided by web hosting providers. Grafana is typically installed on a dedicated server or virtual machine where you have full control over the operating system and can install the necessary dependencies.

To run Grafana, you will need to:

  1. Choose a compatible server: Grafana is typically run on Linux-based operating systems such as Ubuntu, CentOS, or Debian. Choose a server that supports your preferred Linux distribution.
  2. Install required dependencies: Grafana has specific dependencies like Node.js and a database (e.g., MySQL or PostgreSQL). Install these dependencies on your server.
  3. Download the Grafana package: Visit the official Grafana website and download the package for your operating system.
  4. Install Grafana: Follow the installation instructions specific to your operating system to install Grafana on your server.
  5. Configure Grafana: After installation, you need to configure Grafana to connect to your database and set up authentication and other settings. Refer to the Grafana documentation for detailed configuration instructions.
  6. Start Grafana service: Once configured, start the Grafana service using the appropriate command for your operating system. For example, you might use systemctl start grafana-server on Ubuntu.
  7. Access Grafana: Grafana runs on a specific port (default is 3000). Configure your server's firewall to allow access to that port so that you can access the Grafana web interface from a browser. Open your browser and visit http://your-server-ip:3000 to access Grafana.

It is important to note that running Grafana requires technical expertise and is recommended for users who are familiar with server administration and have root access to their hosting environment.