I’ve recently added several services to my hobby VPS, including GitLab, Neo4J, and some custom-written Python stuff. I figured that it would become necessary for someone not logged in to the server to see the status of these particular processes, possibly for external monitoring purposes.
I figured that a simple way to do this would be to design a series of grep steps to pare down the output of ps aux until I was able to get only the relevant processes; this should be a cinch since PHP can run console commands.
I ran into several problems with formatting along the way, but it works perfectly now. The end result looks like this. Feel free to take, use, & modify it.
Edit 2015-01-14: It now takes a URL param plaintext which eliminates the HTML code to support use in curl.