Free SSL Certificates for Public Status Reports

We’ve added a free ACME SSL provider integration to our Status Reports so your public status pages can be accessed on TLS-secure URLs.

NodePing public status reports provide a visible indicator of your website and service status and you can set those reports to be accessible to any subdomain you control. It’s easy to have your status page show up on http://status.example.com. You need only add the custom domain to your public report and set a DNS record.

Now with free SSL certs from Let’s Encrypt™, just by setting one additional CNAME record in your DNS, you can also have your public status pages show up on TLS-secure URLs like https://status.example.com.

Detailed instructions about adding SSL to your public status report is available in our documentation.

The new SSL certs are available to both ‘Professional’ and ‘Premiere’ accounts.

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Compact View for Status Reports

When we released our new status reporting recently one of the first requests was for a compact view of checks on the report.  People wanted a view that would put a list of checks statuses on the screen all at once.  So we’re happy to be releasing a more compact view of the list of checks on the report.

The new “compact” view can be turned on in the “Checks” section of the report configuration  The layout uses a table, so some of the features of the standard view (like setting the sort order) aren’t relevant to the table based view.  However, you can still pick what uptime metrics to show.  If you pick an uptime display that has more than four or five columns, you will likely want to adjust the display width of the report.  How to do that is discussed on our Report Styling page in the documentation.  

Our old status reporting showed seven days and thirty days of uptime, which wasn’t included in the first release of the new report.  In addition to the compact view, we’re also adding the seven+thirty uptime view.  It’s also available in the Checks section of the status report configuration, as well as in the Uptime section of the configuration for individual check status pages.

Both of these enhancements to the report were in direct response to feedback we got from customers on the new reporting.  There are more enhancements coming as well.  We listen to feedback, and base many of our decisions on future enhancements on what our customers are requesting.  So please let us know what is important to how you use our monitoring tools.

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Public Status Report Update

NodePing’s public status report feature allows you to create an uptime report for your sites or services in your own domain. It’s a popular part of our website and server monitoring service, and is available on all NodePing accounts. Today we added a couple of (hopefully very useful) enhancements to the public status reports.

The report now has a column on the right side that shows the uptime for each service over the past 30 days. It also allows you to display a column to show the check type, which can be turned on and off in the report’s configuration page. Plus, we’ve also tweaked the filtering on the title field, which has opened it up to a wider degree of customization. For example, you can include image tags and style tags in this field, which allows you to add your logo, as well as having significant control over the overall look of the report.

The report already gave you the ability to set which checks should appear on the report, and to set a custom URL for the report (so, for example, you could have it on the status subdomain of your own domain, so the URL would be status.example.com). And if you have public reports turned on for individual checks, those reports will automatically be linked from the status report.

We hope that these enhancements, on top of the features we already had for the status report, will make this report very useful to all of our customers. We put a lot of emphasis on feedback from our users, so please let us know what other features would help you make the most of our monitoring service.

If you run web sites or other Internet services and haven’t tried out our monitoring service, give us a try with out 15 day free trial.