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Introducing “Public Status Pages” – Yay!

Uptime Robot helps getting notified of any downtime so that any possible issues can be resolved quickly.

It is also very good idea to share the statuses of the monitors with website visitors or teammates so that they know how the website/system performs too.

Such a communication helps them to know “it is or it is not only them when they experience issues reaching the sites/servers”.

Public Status Pages

This new feature helps creating such a public status page in seconds where the page will be displaying all the major details needed (uptime status and ratio for the last 7 days, response time and down events).

Note: As a demo, check Uptime Robot’s status page.

Status Page

Here are the steps to create it:

  • go to My Settings>Public Status Pages
  • choose all or preferred monitors to be displayed in the status page
  • customize it by uploading your logo (optional)
  • get the unique link and share with others
  • that is all!

Status Page Details

The status page can be consumed with the unique link generated or under a custom domain by setting up a DNS>CNAME record that points to stats.uptimerobot.com.

Also, you can choose to password-protect the status page as well.

P.S> More customization features are on the way :).

160 replies on “Introducing “Public Status Pages” – Yay!”

This is awesome, thanks so much! Here’s a few bits of feedback:

– The individual monitor screen shows blocks for the last 7 days above the graph of response time over the last 24 hours, but the former is in descending chronological order and the latter is ascending. While they don’t cover the same amount of time, I think it would be more intuitive if both went the same direction.

– For organizational purposes, it would be nice if we could provide an alias for each monitor to be displayed on the public status page rather than the name used on the internal dashboard.

Great addition! Quick suggestions:
– Make it responsive
– Don’t use the no-reply email. I was gonna email you guys but I couldn’t
– Use a different service for this comments so that your users can upvote/downvote comments easily (or use a board with features to people upvote/downvote)

This is great!

Two things I’d love to see for this:
1) Let us edit the monitor names on the public status page. E.G., let us name a monitor “CMS cluster HQ1” for staff alert emails but have the status page refer to it as “Main website.”
2) Let us re-arrange the order in which monitors are displayed on the status page.

Thanks!

Can you please add options for different date formats? We generally prefer MM-DD-YYYY here in the US so it’s a bit confusing when we see it the other way around.

Actually, in the US they generally prefer MM/DD/YYYY (with slashes instead of dashes). Europeans generally prefer DD/MM/YYYY (again with slashes).

The best date format in my opinion is YYYY-MM-DD: it puts the largest time units first and in order, so that if you sort the dates alphabetically, it also gets sorted chronologically. This is not a common date format, but it’s started to gain popularity in software because of its ease of use and comprehension. Sadly, it seems some people are only copying the dashes but not the nice order-ability of the dates, leading to weird formats like MM-DD-YYYY. If you want to use traditional year-last formats, use traditional slashes too.

+1 for having a YYYY-MM-DD date format available.

Having said that: the status pages are a great new feature. Thanks!

YYYY-MM-DD is definitely part of international standard notation of dates called ISO 8601. It was created to remove ambiguity and confusion, like guess what 03/01/2017 means around the world.

Another +1 for YYYY-mm-dd date format (ISO 8601 date format). Indeed use of ISO 8601 for all time stamp elements is a good idea (IMHO) , again primarily for clarity but also for ease of handling in different software packages given sort by text is equivalent to sort by date.
Also I have been the victim of Euro/US date format confusion (not uniquely I am sure). The confusion can be costly.

Great to see! Could you add TLS by automatically provision Let’s Encrypt certificates? That would be especially useful with password protected status pages.

This status page is a great addition to Uptime Robot, and the features (custom logo and CNAME redirection) are great additions, well thought through!

However, the design needs a bit of correction: when there was a single downtime in the past few days that are displayed, the entire row of the monitor turns red, which is incorrect: only the day that had the downtime should turn red, the other days should stay green.

Another suggestion for the design would be to use different shades of yellow and orange between green and red to manifest different levels of downtimes. For example:
– 100% green
– 99.99% and below: yellow
– 99.9% and below: orange
-99% and below: red

The mentioned issue must be fixed now. We currently only display yellow for uptime % below a specific point but will definitely be improving it.

Hi, nice new feature.

This is my feedback so far:

1) On my settings> public status page after press show them
the list is displayed ok but if you add a new page the buttons (edit,pause,delete) are added next to the page name instead of below of existing buttons.
You got to refresh the page to render properly

2) In the same list, the only way to access a page that is not using a cname (and you forgot or miss the link) is presing on edit button, then on url.
It would be nice/better/simple to add this link to the page name itself on the list, thus you just press on the page name (in the list of pages) instead to press edit and then on url.
If you are using cname, then the link should point to cname.

Regards

Wow that’s cool. now the only thing missing would be the part to also record some outages to inform all status watching users that there is some work going on.

Could the quick stats be moved to the top of the status page?
We actually made our own status page as an Android app using your API and having a static screen in the office with the status ticking over is really handy!
It seems strange hierarchically to have the overview info after the individual status monitors.
Thanks for cool new feature!

We would love to put this on our monitors using just the smart-tv browser but all the monitors do not fit and the white background is consuming.

it seems nice, we can offer this monitor for all customer into our datacenter both in italy and latvia. what about API and whitelabel ?

great feature!! many thanks for that. and now if we even could include at the status page our twitter status account that would be great! Or another possibility to write some outage status reports or work description and so on.

Thank you! However, please, use https:// instead of http:// for security reasons. One more suggestion, status javascript widget with green (everything up) / orange (some down) / red (all down) indicator could be also good for some web apps.

One question, on our status page (http://status.serverastra.com/) Overall Uptime is lower due to addition of new monitors, can it be fixed (like if monitor did not exist then don’t count it as downtime (and don’t draw those meaningles 0% boxes for them))? Also yearly uptime would be nice as well

Nice! I have some suggests:
– Using SSL
– Combine multiple monitors into single service, user only need to know if the service is working, not every server’s detail

Thanks!

Hi

Was hoping the “coming soon” sign on public status pages would not take too long to be removed, so I’m happy it’s here today.

It’s not exactly what I had hoped for actually. I can see the direction you have taken when designing it, and it seems to be geared toward startups and tech companies, who care about API response time and such.

I was hoping for something more helpful for regular web sites owners: a page:

– displaying simple uptime stats for the pas few days: you got that, but added much more data that’s only useful to few people, and confuse the page very much.
– helping to communicate with customers while the site is down: posting messages, updates and keeping a brief history of past downtimes

When I look at the status page today, I would like:

– “Monitors” should be customizable. It has no meaning to a customer. I’m sure that’s coming though
– Type and interval columns to be removed: that’s just internal tech stuff
– option to entirely remove the “response time” graph you get when clicking on a monitor. Response time history over time is tech stuff, not for customers (unless you sell an API, which is less frequent than having a website)
– “Quick stats” appears to be a counter of events. I feel this has limited value and takes up space (yep,you had only 2 downtimes last 6 months, but what if one was 12 hours? only % have a real meaning)

As for helping to communicate with customers in case of downtime (ie posting messages), maybe that’s part of the “more customization features”?

Cheers

Thanks so much for the suggestions.

We actually want to cover many use cases and this was the initial version of the status pages.

And, we are working on customization of them. It is hard to find a balance between usability and simplicity :).

Would be nice customise the page to
– Ordering by name
– Option to showor hide fields (like only quick stats or hide the time/days/periods)
– Customise the colors

But overall, very pleased with this option !!!!

Keep it up 🙂

Gr Sander

Would love to see a feature like this too. We use your awesome service and offer our services to spanish speakers.

Pura vida!

Hi,

I’m testing the new feature here. I noticed that the page asks to hit the password again once after 1 hour logged in. Is that someway to keep it logged in full time?

Thanks

Great feature.

However I would like to see one improvement.

I just added 3 new monitors and added them to the new public status page. The overall uptime is dropped to ~40% because there is only data since today. Because there are no interruptions during monitoring I think this is not correct. The unmonitored time could be grayed out or something like that and not counted as downtime.

This is fantastic! Thank you so much for continuing to improve this service. I love the simplicity of it and clean interface.

What are the maximum dimensions for the banner on the public status page? I was told my banner was too large, but don’t see anywhere this size is published.

It would be nice to group monitors. Lets say I have four monitors on the same piece of equipment keeping track of port 80, 443, 8080 and 8443. Lets say this server hosts our external website. What I want is the ability on our public status page to have the service name “Public Website” and have these four monitors all build the data for this public status page element.

Additionally it would be nice to have these monitors roll up in several different ways. In example:
1) If one monitor is down the service is down
2) if one monitor is up the service is up
3) If one monitor is down then the service is 75% available

That being said this is great and will make consuming our status so much better.

Thank you!
Nick

Totally understand the need.

We plan to make this possible once we add a “grouping feature to the dashboard too”.

Love the new feature, thank you!

Is anyone else having problems with the password-protected status pages. It keeps prompting for a password. Eventually, I just refresh the page and it loads the status information.

I’m having the same problem, it seemed to resolve and let me in, however the data that was there for my monitors is now saying NaN% for everything. I’ve previously set this up and it was working perfectly before. I’m now trying to figure out what happened.
I have a free account, so I can’t bitch too much.

Allowing clients to subscribe, to get notified once server is back online via email?

That seems like a great addon for the Pro plan.

+1 to this suggestion. Would love an ability to expose an RSS feed specific to the monitors on the public page to allow others to subscribe.

Ah,glad to know the status,and i tried added 2 monitor, and is there any guide where to “get the unique link” at the section titled “Public Status Pages” of dashboard,or need submit some request? greetings!

Are there any plans to increase the shown timespan? I would be super nice to see the data for the last 3 months. So you could generate a report every quarter of the year.

Thanks

Hi – do you have any update when you guys will be able to publish more data? Its a great tool and the teams are seeing great benefit in the response time trends – its just fairly manual atm & being able to look at trends across a week – 3 months would really help.

Thanks!

Hi Kevin,

we are currently working on a complete redesign of our status pages, so stay tuned!

Absolutely brilliant feature guys, I’m really impressed.

From a corporate perspective:

– I’d look at ability to style the pages. Arguably i wouldn’t expect that in a free version.
– I’d second the ability to remove certain features, I’d like perhaps a board I could give my devops teams, and another which I might use as an externally facing board for stakeholders or management.
– SSL would be brilliant on it

Great feature!! Actually this could have been a pro-addon all over (not only the branding) but makes me appreciate it even more 🙂

One thing though: Passwords like GZdNh7Fn&2aPffdQ>s do not seem to work, getting rid of the special symbol / chars solved it.

Cheers + keep it up

I updated and added a new status page, set CNAME in DNS, the uptimerobot url works fine, the cname though I get an error

502.3 – Bad Gateway

Most likely causes:

The CGI application did not return a valid set of HTTP errors.
A server acting as a proxy or gateway was unable to process the request due to an error in a parent gateway.

Things you can try:

Use DebugDiag to troubleshoot the CGI application.
Determine if a proxy or gateway is responsible for this error.

Detailed Error Information:
Module ApplicationRequestRouting
Notification ExecuteRequestHandler
Handler ApplicationRequestRoutingHandler
Error Code 0x80072efd
Requested URL http://status.ourdomain.com:80/
Physical Path C:\inetpub\wwwroot\stats.uptimerobot.com
Logon Method Anonymous
Logon User Anonymous

Like everyone else, I think this is a great move. There have been some excellent suggestions in comments too, although surely not all of them can be implemented.

Please consider this one:
– Add a label or comment for downtime events

That way the ‘Latest downtime’ will be labelled. And if you move to show an optional list of events, they too will be labelled.

It doesn’t seem as important until you have faced downtime and need a way to report the cause publicly! Otherwise there is no confidence for the viewer when they are simply seeing that the downtime was *reported*, without any sort of comment/followup/reason.

Thank you.

Great tool, thak you. But CNAME is no option today with more than 50% of internet has https.
Or you use a CloudSSL cert and add all our hostnames to your cert?

Other solutions?

br,

lautrivta

I have set up a public status page and added a cname to my domain (http://status.rwshosting.com/) to point to stats.uptimerobot.com but it shows a Bad Gateway (502.3) error:

Detailed Error Information:
Module ApplicationRequestRouting
Notification ExecuteRequestHandler
Handler ApplicationRequestRoutingHandler
Error Code 0x80072efd
Requested URL http://status.rwshosting.com:80/
Physical Path C:\inetpub\wwwroot\stats.uptimerobot.com
Logon Method Anonymous
Logon User Anonymous

More Information:
This error occurs when a CGI application does not return a valid set of HTTP headers, or when a proxy or gateway was unable to send the request to a parent gateway. You may need to get a network trace or contact the proxy server administrator, if it is not a CGI problem.

Does anyone have any ideas what might be wrong?
Thanks
Robin

It’s ok it seems to have started to work now after first showing the CGI error then displaying NaN and no monitors for a little while.
I must just need to be more patient!

It would be nice if you can write a text on the status incidents so that customers know the failure is known. Similar to CachetHq

You guys just introduced these are the right time, was thinking of jumping ship to a system that supported public facing pages.

One thing that competitors can do, that it would be great if this could do – would be for an admin to be able to put comments again a ‘down’ result that could explain to a client what caused that, as apposed to a 403 just saying ‘forbidden’ under reason for example.

Otherwise, fantastic update!

I can’t get the custom cname to work.

Could someone explain how to add custom cname record in cpanel? e.g. if I want to use status.mypage.com how would I enter that ?

In cpanel advanced DNS editor, it shows the following fields: Name | TTL | Class | Type | Record

I entered like so:
[Name] status.mydomain.com. (note period at end is required)
[TTL] 14400
[Class] IN
[Type] CNAME
[Record] stats.uptimerobot.com

So the entry line looks like this:
status.mydomain.com. 14400 IN CNAME stats.uptimerobot.com

When I check mxtoolbox some hours later, the cname does not show up. Also tried going to status.mydomain.com and I get a basic “not found” page.

What am I doing wrong ?

One other question: if i use custom domain, will I still be able to access the status page using the uptime robot generated URL?

Thanks
Alex

Just entering “status” (rather than status.mydomain.com) must be enough for the CNAME record.

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If I try to embed this page into a SharePoint 2013 page using the Page Viewer web part, the Uptime stats page does not load. It just hangs on the “Loading” animation…

Is there another way to embed this into a SharePoint page?

I created my Public Status Page, not using a custom domain (perfectly fine with the default), however I cannot find the URL for the PSP. You mention it should be in the Edit PSP Dialog Box, but there’s no URL in that dialog box except for the greyed out one (status.site.com). Have looked everywhere for the URL.

Any news on https with HSTS? Chrome complains about the certificate when visiting my custom subdomain, and of course I cannot just use http, because my Http Strict Transport Security is including subdomains and such doesn’t allow it.

This is great, and I can’t believe I only just came across it. Many thanks, it’s really useful for my devops teams to see it.

would be nice to have an updating “badge” that only shows the number of sites up/down.
obviously would link to the more detailed status page but great to put on a support site for a quick glance.

Great service guys, really enjoying it!

+1 for this. Or have a color coded system indicating sites that are up or down at any particular time.

Moreover, a cumulative graph/grid showing the extent of downtimes over a select period of time will be awesome.

This is AWESOME.

Be awesome to let people subscribe via email on the free plan.

But on the paid plan, let them subscribe via other methods. On the paid plan, let the admin actually email users directly…and maybe add statuses to the stream.

Any chance of having twitter profile integration or custom announcement text on status pages? Would be nice for people to know why something is down, not just that it is down.

Public Status page is awesome. Would love to sort via status, ensuring that the monitor that is down jumps to the top of page 1

I set my status page up last week and it was working great but today the page just sits at the loading animation and never populates. Is there an issue with the public pages at this time?

A small space where insert custom message in the status page can be useful. For example motivate some down or alert the user there is a work in progress … add a small place where add a visible custom message in the status page can be very useful 😀

I have a small hosting company, It helps me and my clients to see server status easily. Thanks UptimeRobot team for this

Hi,

I have an issue with gcb domain (domains with german umlauts).
I have a domain like xn--domin-ira.de and set a dns cname for stats.xn--domin-ira.de to stats.uptimerobot.com. and if i enter stats.xn--domin-ira.de it open a page with:

page not found

DNS shows:

nslookup stats.xn--nhteufelchen-gcb.de

Name: stats.uptimerobot.com
Address: 69.162.67.141
Aliases: stats.xn--domin-ira.de

I think there can not detect the domain correctly.

best regards
Torsten

We also recently discovered this bug and it is now a task for our dev team which must be fixed soon.

I’m lovin’ (and using) this! This is a great service for my customers. I ditto the embed idea but I got over it by using an iFrame. Thanks much, Uptime Robot, impressive!

Would be awesome to be able to add notifications or inject custom HTML from services such as HelloBar, Tawk.to, Intercom, Zop.im etc…

Hello,

We are using the status page with password protection on a Chrome Bit to show on a TV so we can monitor some sites.

Currently we are having the issue that we get signed out after few hours.
Is there a way we can store our login session for 2 weeks or so ?

Or are there any other people with this issue whom might have found a work a round.

Kind regard,
Roel

Would love to see our status twitter stream in the status page.
We do communicate maintenance, issues and updates through twitter.

Combining both uptime robot and twitter timeline would deliver a one stop status page solution.

The twitter integration would happen in the browser, performance impact would be close to none.

I am trying to activate a custom URL for a public status, and everything seems to be ok, but when I press custom URL in order to get it, it doesn’t work.
Does it take a while?

Thanks a lot!!

It usually takes few minutes after the CNAME DNS records are created but can rarely take up to few hours (due to DNS propagation).

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Başarılar!

Noted all those great suggestions, thanks a lot and we’ll soon be adding more options to the status pages.

It would be nice, if (after nearly two years) there would be an option to customize the colors of the status page.

I’d like to see a way to customize the look of the status page, tailor it to the look and feel of our company, as well as adjust what is displayed and the sizes of everything. We have a static monitor that we use for at-a-glance status of our servers, but with the current layout, there is a lot of dead space, and it doesn’t look too great. That ability to customize this would be greatly appreciated!

The logo replaces the “friendly name” (basically the title) at the top of the page. Once a logo is added, I can’t find any way to remove it. Do we have to delete the entire status page and build a new one?

Why only 7 days for the status report?

Can we also have month report in there – is this available in the pro plan ?

Also – can we please have incident pagers?

Hi Colin, you can currently switch to a monthly view, with a Free Plan there are 2 months old logs available, with the Pro Plan 2 years. We are currently completely redesigning the status pages though, they will look much better with more features added! 🙂

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