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New Server Check.in Features - January 2013

We've been busy in the new year! Here are some new features we've rolled out in the past month:

  • Sparkline graphs of the past day's latency on your dashboard.
    Now you can simply visit https://servercheck.in/ and (when you're logged in) get a simple, quick overview of all your servers' and sites' health! There's a neat little sparkline graph that shows the server's latency over the past day.
  • Uptime summary for each server.
    If you visit one of your server's pages, you can now see uptime percentages, a count of outages, and the amount of downtime for the server in the past day and month. It's a nice way to see 'how many nines' you're getting!
  • 10-minute checks (used to be 15-minutes).
    After monitoring our servers for the first few weeks of usage, we determined that we can offer checks every ten minutes for all our customers. We continue to monitor our resource usage to make sure that we can offer you the best value for your money, while making sure our service can continue to improve as we get more users!

We'll try to keep you updated through this blog with more new features and improvements. Check back soon, and let us know in the comments what new features you'd like to see!

Server Check.in case study posted to Drupal.org

We posted a detailed case study about how Server Check.in was built on Drupal.org: Server Check.in case study.

From the case study:

Why Drupal was chosen:
Drupal provides an extremely robust and flexible platform for building websites. Server Check.in was built to be simple, inexpensive, and easy to use. More than half of the site's features were simply pieced together using modules already built by others. Missing parts—most of the backend of the service, along with payment and notification integration—were easy to add through a few custom modules.

Describe the project (goals, requirements and outcome):
Server Check.in was built using Drupal 7, and the responsive theme was built using a Zen sub-theme. Drush powers most of the backend functionality of the service (server checks, queue consumption, notification handling). Some parts of the service are provided through third party services: Stripe powers payments, and Twilio powers SMS notifications.

Read the entire case study. (Earlier, I also posted a thread with more details about Server Check.in on Hacker News).

Announcing Server Check.in - A simple, inexpensive website monitoring service

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Server Check.in was built because, while there are some really powerful and flexible monitoring solutions out there, like Pingdom (we love Pingdom!), there aren't any really simple and inexpensive services that are better for individuals and small businesses who don't have a budget for more expensive and involved solutions, but still need to know when their servers or sites go down.

Server Check.in offers many features like free, unlimited SMS messages for outage notices, email notifications, and server latency monitoring. It will check on up to five servers or websites every fifteen minutes, and notify you when the servers and sites go down.

Sign up here for only $15/year—that's just $1.25 per month!

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