The how-to geek examines one of the ways to get system information on an Ubuntu box
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One of the useful pieces of information that a system administrator might need is to know what the overall system load on a server is.
There are a couple of ways to get this information, which may or may not be enabled on your system. Its useful to know more than one way to get the uptime information in case the commands are disabled on your shared hosting server.