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Status Page for monitoring your websites and applications with beautiful graphs (github.com/statping)
111 points by xojoc 45 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 15 comments

Looks like a good project. I really don't want to just add negativity, but it does seem like most interfaces that emphasize how apparently beautiful or "gorgeous" they are, just aren't. The graphs look fine, the app looks ok, but I wouldn't do a double-take if I saw it walking down the street. I guess it turns me off from trying it, because the language provokes me to agree or disagree, rather than developing that impression myself, and most of the time I disagree much like I probably would if someone asked me out by telling me how good looking they are.

it's really just emblematic of our society's current tendency to make mountains out of molehills. everything is either the best or the worst thing ever.

personally, my life got a lot better after I stopped stressing about doing the superlatives and comparison game. sometimes it's fine for things to be just okay.

Absolutely. That seems like it would be a source of constant anxiety. The corollary to this, as I've come to find, is just being completely ambivalent to how you compare to anyone, which sort of dismantles the extrinsic force of hierarchy to greater or lesser benefit.

I'll take 'gorgeous' over 'modern' any day.

I've been using uptime-kuma as an alternative which has recently become more popular in the self-hosting/homelabbing community.


Another one I found here on HackerNews in a "Uptime Robot Alternatives Thread" and which I use in my home setup is https://github.com/TwiN/gatus . Very easy setup and configuration.

Same here, I felt in love with it last month, it's getting a lot of traction and very good contributions recently.

I ditched uptime robot for uptime kuma self hosted after uptime robot raised their prices by 30% suddenly

This looks really cool! However the problem with self hosting your status page always is that it might go down together with the rest of your services and so be unusable when you need it the most.

So at least host it in a completely separate cloud/infrastructure if you’ll self host.

I have some scripts build a static site and push to Netlify every four minutes.

This lists a bunch of related tools: https://github.com/ivbeg/awesome-status-pages

The demo page doesn't load for me, it is stuck fetching "services".

> This Status Page generator allows you to use MySQL, Postgres, or SQLite on multiple operating systems.

While I note there is a Prometheus exporter, wouldn't the data be better suited to have begun in a time series database first? I suspect the database size could grow somewhat large if you had many monitors over a period of time.

Although I suppose one could argue that more people would be familiar with these technologies and could clean up any potential mess that occurred.

Wouldn't it make more sense to run something like this in AWS Lambda or another FaaS platform? Why waste a whole instance periodically checking to see if something is running.

I’m a big fan of upptime. https://upptime.js.org/

Isn't this the one that (ab)uses GitHub Actions?

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