What are components?
OnlineOrNot's status pages report on individual, functional parts of your system, for example: your main website, API, search service etc.
A good example of this in use is the Hacker News Status Page.
We call them Components:
Components can have the following statuses:
- Major Outage
- Minor Outage
- Partial Outage
- Degraded Performance
Components also give you the ability to link your uptime monitoring to your status page.
Why link uptime monitoring
Without linking your uptime monitoring, OnlineOrNot's status page behaves like a classic status page, you have to remember to:
- manually add incidents for each component affected
- manually update those incidents once your team figures out what's going on
- manually resolve those incidents when the problem is fixed
Linking your uptime monitoring lets you automate the adding and resolving of incidents.