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Status Pages Learn how to configure public status pages with custom domain names.

This guide walks you through creating, previewing, and setting up custom domains for uptime status pages.

Creating Status Pages

You can create as many status pages as you like, with any number of checks assigned to a display on a given status page.

Provide the title of the page such as your company name, the desired domain name, and then select the checks to display by typing its name or selecting from the drop-down. You may omit the domain name if you’d like to preview the page first and assign a domain name later.

Status page check selection form

Previewing Status Pages

Save the status page, then click its name in the list, or using the menu’s “View” option.

Status page listing

Custom Domain Names

Once you’ve configured the status page you’ll need to configure DNS to point the chosen domain to Apex Ping. To do this create a CNAME record from your domain such as status.mycompany.com pointing to status.ping.apex.sh. This will point traffic from your domain to Apex Ping, allowing us to look up your status page configuration and display the page.

Here’s an example of a CNAME in Amazon’s Route53 DNS service pointing status.tjholowaychuk.com to Apex Ping.

Route53 example configuration

You may have to wait several minutes for these DNS changes to propagate.

Average

Currently the average displayed accounts for the connection and server response times, from the regions you have selected. If your service is provided to a global audience you should strive to distribute globally to reduce connection and response latency.

Caching

Status page data is currently cached for 3 minutes.