ngxtop parses your nginx access log and outputs useful, top-like, metrics of your nginx server. So you can tell what is happening with your server in real-time. ngxtop tries to determine the correct location and format of nginx access log file by default, so you can just run ngxtop and having a close look at all requests coming to your nginx server. But it does not limit you to nginx and the default top view. ngxtop is flexible enough for you to configure and change most of its behaviours. You can query for different things, specify your log and format, even parse remote Apache common access log with ease. See sample usages below for some ideas about what you can do with it.