Status Reports Update

At NodePing, our emphasis has always been on solid reliability, and building the monitoring system that we would want to use. That means it does what it should, cost effectively, consistently and without fuss, and provides the variety of monitoring people need. We’ve never been the prettiest. We think we’re one of the best.

But even we agree that attractive status reporting is important. So we’re releasing a significant update to our status reporting that allows our customers to have both public and private status reporting that is rich, dynamic, informative, and detailed, all while hopefully being nice to look at.

All of the plan levels at NodePing have supported multiple public status reports for a long time. In addition to being prettier, the new report adds a ton of customization options that allow you to use the status reporting in a way that fits your particular need. That includes turning on and off each category of information that the report supports and customizing how it all looks.

Status ReportEvery check on NodePing now also has an individual check status page, which you can make public or keep private (the default). Private reports mean that people need a login to your account on NodePing to access the report. Of course, you can have unlimited logins for your account, and give users logins to subaccounts, which makes this really flexible as well.

The enhanced status reporting can show check properties, uptime, results (charted and listings of individual results), events, and custom notes. Each category of information can be shown or removed from the report, and all of them have options you can configure. All of that is designed to hopefully work the way you need it to, for your specific use case.

The new reporting is described more fully in our documentation, and all of the switches, toggles, and labels are described in help text in the settings panels of the reports. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

If you don’t have a NodePing account yet, now’s a good time to take advantage of our 15-day, free trial. Once you sign up and have some monitoring checks set up, go to Account Settings, then Reporting to add your first Status Report.

Public status reports updated

We announced the initial release of our public status pages for our web site and server monitoring service a couple of weeks ago. These pages allow you to have a public status page for all of your servers and websites in one place. Since then, we’ve worked to add some additional enhancements that we think will be particularly useful.

First, we’ve added custom domains. This allows you to set up a URL such as as your public status page. Just add a cname record to your DNS to point the domain to, and add the domain or subdomain to the report settings in your NodePing account (under Account Settings -> Reporting), and the custom URL will be available within 30 seconds or so. Once you have a custom domain set up, all of your public reports are available on that domain.

We’ve also added links to reports on individual check results. Any checks for which you have enabled public reports will include a link on the status page to go to the individual report. At the same time, we tweaked the individual results report so that the long list of results only shows if you click on the “Show Details” button. We got some feedback that the whole list is a little overwhelming, so we’ve made the information still available but not shown by default.

Finally, we’ve made a few cosmetic tweaks to the reports and to the reports settings page.

We have a number of additional features and enhancements we’re planning to add to these reports still, but we hope what we’ve done so far is already useful to everybody. As always, feedback and suggestions are welcome. Let us know what you think at, by posting comments here, or by using our Contact Page.