Using Public Reporting CNAME

When using public reporting pages you also have the option of using a CNAME. Using a CNAME means rather than having your public reporting page being at a url like uptime.statuscake.com/?id=[id] it would be something like status.yourdomain.com.

To setup a CNAME follow these steps:

  • First you will need to go to your domain registrar and add a CNAME record to your DNS zone that points your sub domain (or root domain if you choose) to uptime.statuscake.com.
  • Once you have done that go to your public reporting setup (or create a new public reporting group) and in the CNAME field and enter the domain (without www/http)
  • Now simply save your public reporting group. It may take upto 24 hours (but is normally <1 hour) for your public reporting page to show up on the cname.

You are now complete, however if you use “Cloudflare” please read on

If your domain is using Cloudflare and you have setup a CNAME public reporting you may encounter an issue in which the StatusCake script does not load your performance data; This is due to the fact Cloudflare caches our scripts which are not designed for as such. The solution to this problem is simply and involves going into your Cloudflare account:

This should be set up as a Page Rule, and set to bypass the Cache!

The rule you will wish to setup is

*YOURCNAME.YOURDOMAIN.EXTENSION*

For example

*uptime.statuscake.com* (ensuring you use the asterisks)

Once you have saved these settings your CNAME public reporting page will work as intended.

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