How to Use the Dashboards Feature

What are Dashboards?

At StatusCake we offer lots of options in terms of reporting, from our Public Reporting pages which display information on our uptime tests – to our detailed email reports which give a summary of uptime over a defined time period. Our newest reporting tool comes in the form of “Dashboards” which are live displays designed for big office screens that can show the status of all of your critical tests.

With Dashboards we aren’t limited just to Uptime Test –  for these you can add tests of any type, including : Page Speed Checks, Domain Checks, SSL Checks, Server Monitors and Virus Scan results! Each test/check is added to the screen as a card and you’ll have complete freedom on the Business plan upwards as to how many tests can be added, and how many dashboards can be created.

Dashboards are highly configurable, with the option to auto-refresh at a set period, you can also choose which categories of tests are displayed by default, so if you wanted to only see tests that are having a problem – this is fully possible!

How do I set up a Dashboard?

From inside the StatusCake app you can start this process by clicking the “Dashboards” link in the left menu, or by going here. Once you have reached this page you’ll see a summary of any previously added dashboards as well as the option to make a new one with the “Create Dashboard” button.

Clicking the button will instantly produce a pop up asking you to name your new dashboard, after this you’ll be taken to a screen where settings can be configured. Here we want to select the tests which should be added to our Dashboard page, we can do this either by selecting the tests individually, or by selecting a tag which
will add a group of tests.

Once you have selected which tests should be displayed on the Dashboard you can then proceed to click the “Add Tests” button. This will finalize the page, and from this point you can access it to view the data!

What do the error states mean

You can find definitions for the different states per test type below:

Uptime tests:

Healthy: UP status tests

Critical: DOWN status tests

SSL tests:

Healthly: Valid SSL certificate in place

Alerts: We are having trouble accessing your server to test the certificate as of the last attempt.

Critical: Bad SSL certificate in place

Domain tests:

Healthy: Domain is valid

Alert: Less than 30 days to expiry

Critical: Domain has expired

Server Monitors:

Healthy: Server is OK on all thresholds

Alerts: A threshold was exceeded during the last test

Page Speed:

Healthy: Load time and page size below the set thresholds

Alerts: Unable to access site to test

Critical: Thresholds for load time or page size exceeded during the last test

Virus Scanners:

Healthy: No problems detected during scans

Alert: Unable to access site to test

Critical: Threat detected by the Virus Scanner