Adding Notification Only Contacts

NodePing’s monitoring service is gaining popularity with companies that in turn provide online services such as hosting and network services to small businesses. NodePing works really well for these companies, because they can monitor a large number of their own customers sites and networks at one incredibly low cost. In fact, the cost of doing the same thing with most other services would run them several times as much. This enables our customers to bundle our monitoring as a part of the services that they can provide to their own customers in a very economical way, increasing their service value at low cost. That’s a win for everybody. This group of our customers have been asking us to add features to our service that makes this work even better for them, and we have been working to do just that.

The other day we added public reports to our list of features. Today we’re adding the ability to create contacts that receive notifications, but do not have a login to the NodePing app. Together, these features allow a provider to assign their customers to receive notifications and see uptime reports without access to the providers NodePing account information.

Seeing our monitoring services in use by other service providers to enhance their own offerings is exciting for us, and we plan to continue to add enhancements for this audience. As always, your feedback is welcome.

Public status reports of monitoring results

One of the features that we get asked about fairly often is public reports for monitoring results. It has been on our todo list from the start, and starting today they are available.

Of course, not every check on your list is something you want out in public. So this feature can be turned on individually for each check. Each check that you enable for public reports will have its own URL.

We’ve intentionally made these reports fairly plain, without much branding. This makes them suitable for framing or other methods you could use to embed them in your own site.

These reports will see further enhancements in the near future. As always your feedback is welcome.