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commit ddffb065544d926437722b54a6cc64bbd9173a25
parent 18792c797fdf50e3bcda55d0f9dbb6fb2f5028e4
Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Thu, 11 Jun 2020 14:57:10 -0400

Updates to status page post

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Mpages/blog/setting-up-a-status-page.md | 27+++++++++++++++------------
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diff --git a/pages/blog/setting-up-a-status-page.md b/pages/blog/setting-up-a-status-page.md @@ -1,6 +1,6 @@ ## Setting Up a Status Page -[//]: # "META_TEXT" +[//]: # "Setting up the UptimeRobot service to provide a public status page for my services." [//]: # "main.min.css" @@ -9,9 +9,11 @@ <div class="byline"> <b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | <b>Posted:</b> 2020-06-09 | - <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-06-09 + <b>Last Updated:</b> 2020-06-10 </div> +_**Update**: Fix up some grammar errors and improve wording._ + I've wanted to have a status page for my services for a while so that others and I can get a quick look at which of them are experiencing downtime. Ideally, I would also receive notifications when unexpected downtime is expected. @@ -22,11 +24,12 @@ on a VPS so that I'd have a unique host from which to monitor all the rest. I didn't particularly fancy spending that much just to ping my servers, so when I found out about [UptimeRobot](https://uptimerobot.com/), I was very intrigued. -They provide status monitoring for with notifications and a webpage with two -plan options. There's a free plan which allows one to receive email alerts, set -up 50 monitors, and monitor each as fast as once every 5 minutes. They appear to -make their money off of providing a paid plan which allows monitoring an -increased number of hosts as fast as once every minute among other things. +They provide status monitoring with various notification options and a hosted +webpage with either a free or paid plan. The free plan allows one to receive +email alerts, set up 50 monitors, and update each monitor as fast as once every +5 minutes. They appear to make their money off of providing the paid plan which +allows monitoring an increased number of hosts as fast as once every minute +among other things. After having a read through their Privacy Policy and deciding it seemed quite reasonable, I decided to make an account and try it out. I plan to stick with @@ -50,13 +53,13 @@ fonts.googleapis.com ``` As much as I'd prefer if the site didn't make these third party requests, they -are easy enough to blog using DNS filtering like PiHole or with uBlock origin's +are easy enough to blog using DNS filtering like PiHole or with uBlock Origin's custom filters. -So far, my experience has been very good with it. I like that the service and -configuration are simple and the web page it generates is not super heavy. I -may, in future, roll my own status page but this seems like a sufficient -solution for now. +So far, my experience using the service has been very good. I like that both the +service and configuration are simple and the web page it generates is not super +heavy. I may, in future, roll my own status page but this seems like a +sufficient solution for now. _This is my fortieth post for the [#100DaysToOffload](https://social.paritybit.ca/tags/100DaysToOffload)