hub VS ctop

Compare hub vs ctop and see what are their differences.


A command-line tool that makes git easier to use with GitHub. (by mislav)


Top-like interface for container metrics (by bcicen)
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hub ctop
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22,660 15,010
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4.2 0.0
26 days ago 4 months ago
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Posts with mentions or reviews of hub. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-21.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ctop. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-18.
  • Lazydocker
    19 projects | | 18 Jul 2023
    This does remind me of ctop as well:

    It also let's you look at containers, resource usage graphs, their logs and even do some actions through a TUI.

  • Portainer Business Edition 5 free nodes plan will change to 3 nodes in the future.
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 7 Jul 2023
    ssh, nnn, micro and ctop is all I need on my dockerhosts
  • Found an amazingly handy terminal UI for both docker and docker-compose. Have actually just added the bin to my git repo with all my compose files. Great for a quick look at what is going on host machines.
    5 projects | /r/selfhosted | 8 Apr 2023
    My problem with ctop is, that it seems to show wrong memory usage data:
    5 projects | /r/selfhosted | 8 Apr 2023
    Yeah, I use this as well. Another one to look at is ctop.
    5 projects | /r/selfhosted | 8 Apr 2023
  • FLaNK Stack Weekly 3 April 2023
    39 projects | | 3 Apr 2023
  • Portainer Alternatives?
    7 projects | /r/selfhosted | 20 Mar 2023
    When talk about interface and cli... I am a huge fan of ctop
  • What do you think about Portainer?
    4 projects | /r/selfhosted | 10 Mar 2023
    You can use CTOP. It's like a lite portainer on CLI. You can check logs, stats, restart containers.
  • Ask HN: What is the best source to learn Docker in 2023?
    8 projects | | 29 Jan 2023
    In the terminal, there are also a few useful projects:

      - for Docker, there is ctop:
  • Docker 2.0 went from $11M to $135M in 2 years
    7 projects | | 13 Jan 2023
    > I tried portainer, awful UX experience and all good features are inside paid version.

    This is interesting to me, because it doesn't quite match my experience - I've been using Portainer for around 3 years at this point and it's been pretty decent.

    The worst issues that I've gotten is networking issues in some hybrid configurations with Docker Swarm (e.g. Portainer cannot reach the manager node of the cluster for a bit), or troubles configuring Traefik ingresses when managing Kubernetes (though I think the recent patch notes talked about improving the ingress section, so maybe the experience will get better with non-Nginx ingresses).

    Other than that, it's been great for onboarding new people, illustrating the cluster state at a glance, easily operating with stacks and scaling/restarting services as needed, including pulling new images, viewing the logs or even connecting to containers through a web UI if need be. The webhook functionality in particular is really nice - you can just do a curl request against a given URL and that will pull the new container versions for the given image and do a redeploy, which works nicely with a variety of CI solutions.

    When I last tried, initializing Nomad clusters with networking encryption was a bit less of a smooth experience (needing to essentially manage your own PKI) and the web UI felt more like a dashboard, instead of something that you could click around in, if you're a proponent of that workflow.

    Rancher is probably better than both of those options, though there's a certain overhead in regards to running both that software and a full Kubernetes cluster. If Kubernetes feels like a good fit for a particular project and resources aren't an issue, definitely check it out! You can, of course, also have some success with lightweight clusters, like K3s:

    I'll definitely agree that Lazydocker is a nice tool, but I wouldn't call it superior, just different (TUI vs GUI), their demo video is nice though:

    It actually reminds me of ctop, which you might also want to check out, though it's not something that you'd manage clusters in, merely the individual containers on a node (which won't always be enough, same as Docker Compose isn't):

    Regardless, for Kubernetes, I'm inclined to say that you'd enjoy k9s a bunch then, it has a similar TUI approach:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing hub and ctop you can also consider the following projects:

Plausible Analytics - Simple, open source, lightweight (< 1 KB) and privacy-friendly web analytics alternative to Google Analytics.

gron - gron, Cron Jobs in Go.

resty - Simple HTTP and REST client library for Go

colima - Container runtimes on macOS (and Linux) with minimal setup

go-dry - DRY (don't repeat yourself) package for Go

ngrok - Introspected tunnels to localhost

goreporter - A Golang tool that does static analysis, unit testing, code review and generate code quality report.

minify - Go minifiers for web formats

hystrix-go - Netflix's Hystrix latency and fault tolerance library, for Go

GJSON - Get JSON values quickly - JSON parser for Go

goreleaser - Deliver Go binaries as fast and easily as possible

csvtk - A cross-platform, efficient and practical CSV/TSV toolkit in Golang