What Slick and Free Status Pages Are Out There?


#1

Hey all,

Looking to find a nice-looking, easy to use, and free status page for displaying the status of the infrastructure of a project.

I’ve found some candidates that may fit the bill, but wanted to know if you guys had any positive experiences with these or any other alternatives-

I don’t need the page to send any notifications of downtime, external monitoring solutions are going to be used in tandem. A subscribe to updates/issues would be nice, but not a necessity.


#2

I think Hetrix offers it for free… might be wrong.
@Andrei


#3

Yeah it is free, but not a fully fledged status page as it doesn’t have incident management yet, something that we’ll be working on implementing in the future.


#4

Been using https://statuscake.com (public) & http://pinguzo.com (private) for monitoring the servers.

Was tempted to install Cachet.io but never got time to try it :frowning: (its still in my to-do notes, lol)


#5

https://cachethq.io <- correct url


#6

+1 for Cachet! Looks, works and feels great to use :slight_smile:


#7

Fairly basic but still not bad for free. Nice to have it right by your servers if you’re a customer: https://www.exoscale.com/runstatus/


#8

I think this (Cachet) will work nicely. Going to integrate some stats on the page as well (number of worker nodes online, number of service checks in last x minutes, number of alerts sent in last x minutes, etc.).


#9

I’ve looked into it minorly before, but it looked like the best self-hosted option. It can’t operate in a shared environment, can it?


#10

I don’t think it can since you have to run the php artisan and composer install commands to get it installed and set up. Plus in order for it to be fast, you’ll want to use a database backend (such as mysql) and caching via redis.


#11

Yeah, but in all honesty, you can get a VPS nowadays for a few bucks a month (or even a year), and just use that.


#12

After doing some digging, it looks like you can indeed set it up in a shared environment :stuck_out_tongue: You have to run the composer and php artisan commands elsewhere, but then you can just upload your files and import your database into a shared environment :v:

I’ve just finished the setup and everything seems to be working smoothly :slight_smile:


#13

Ahh, the ol’ roundabout method :stuck_out_tongue:

Glad it worked out. Good luck if you want to upgrade later on haha


#14

…someone is being a menie… :face_with_monocle:


#15

This was more of an experiment than anything else haha. Upgrades could be handled somewhat efficiently, but it would obviously be easier to just use a VPS.

I’ve enjoyed using Cachet, but I won’t properly mess around with it or deply it for a few months yet.


#16

Thanks