Public Status Pages
2013/04/01 Leave a comment
One of the frequent requests we get is for a public status page that lists the status of several server monitoring checks in one place. There is a lot to this particular feature, but we’re pleased to announce that the first version of this feature is now available on NodePing.
The status report allows you to select any of your active checks for listing on the status page. Any number of checks can be included. Just go in to the Reporting tab under Account Settings and select the checks you want to have displayed. The tab also shows the URL for your status report page.
The report has a “title” field, which is displayed at the top of the page. This field supports HTML, so you can add tags to style the look of the top of the page. That includes using an img tag to show your logo or other branding type information at the top of the page. For examples, you can look at https://nodeping.com/reports/status/MTSL1PQUZC and https://nodeping.com/reports/status/P9H0LI94W7. Script tags and other cross site scripting will be filtered. Provider accounts have additional control over the look of the page using the site branding features.
We didn’t want to just start publishing information without allowing people to opt-in to this featuer, so by default this report is not enabled. Enabling it is just a few clicks.
There are a number of additional features that we plan to add to this report, including more customization, links to individual check result pages, and custom URLs. In the meantime, feedback and suggestions are always welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.