When comparing htop vs netdata, the Slant community recommends htop for most people. In the question“What are the best system monitors for Linux?” htop is ranked 1st while netdata is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose htop is:
You can scroll down to any process that you want to kill and just press `F9` or `k` to kill it.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Easily kill any process
You can scroll down to any process that you want to kill and just press
k to kill it.
Pro Important information all in one place
htop is a terminal application which displays all running processes in an ordered list view. There's just one view of htop which displays everything. This avoids needless navigation through different views which usually is very time consuming.
Pro Has process tree view
Pro Pleasent UI
Very nice UI with a good overview and nice colours.
Pro Plug and play
No need to configure anything to get started.
Pro Access via web
NetData is accessible via the web. So even remote hosts can be monitored.
Con Lacks VIM bindings
Navigation is difficult if you have VIM bindings in your muscle memory.
Con No network activity details
Con Only in browser
The application is only accessible via the web browser. So if it's not running it has to be started and then accessed via the browser.