Notice the new Site Status link at the top of this page? That page shows the current response time of this site and site availability over the last 7 days. It’s really a very simple page. Nothing on it except for an iframe that grabs the site status from the Site24x7 servers.
Previously, Site24x7 only had the option to “Make Public” an entire group of sites being monitored by a given user. Now they’ve added the ability to “Make Public” individual sites within a users profile. So, instead of getting the status for a list of 5 or 6 sites, I can now display the status of this site and this site alone on this page.
I had requested a “Make Public” option on an individual site basis a couple weeks ago. I think they pretty much jumped right on it, I wasn’t expecting to see this feature ready to go so quickly. Nice work guys. I’ve also submitted a couple other suggestions to them, which they seemed to like very much. Hopefully I’ll see those implemented too.
Since we’re on the topic of site monitoring, I came across another option besides Site24x7 today. It’s called Mon.itor.us. It looks really nice, but is sort of difficult to use. It’s interface isn’t very straight forward and feels really cluttered. They do have some nice features though such as reporting and a high level of customization.
I’ll be sticking with Site24x7. It’s cleaner, quicker, and they’ve used some of my suggestions.
UPDATE: I should have mentioned this before. Creating a “Site Status” page like mine is only possible if your theme will allow it. Some themes are simply too narrow for an effective status page to be created.