StatusPage tips: Add a Private Page If You Have a Public Page (and Vice Versa)
We built StatusPage to help companies that host a web service communicate publicly with their end users.
It was a big need for us and we hope it’s been a big help for our customers. But along the way we discovered another need that was out there. Often times you need to communicate with your internal team without alerting your public subscribers.
Maybe it’s sensitive, internal data. Maybe it’s internal tools your organization uses that wouldn’t be relevant to the outside world or maybe it's the status of your internal VPN. Whatever the reason, it’s helpful to have a private status page once tapping on the shoulder of your IT Admin or Ops Manager no longer cuts it.
That’s why we made it easy for our public page customers to activate an additional private page.
To create an additional page, click the page drop-down in the top navigation bar in your StatusPage account and select "Add Another Page." The new page will be in trial mode until you select a plan to activate it.
Each page you add has its own subscription under your account. This is helpful if you’re a heavy user of public pages, and need a bigger plan with a lot of subscribers, but have a smaller use case for your private page.
After you create your additional page, you can toggle between managing your pages through the drop-down at the top of the screen.
If you're already a private page customer, you can easily use the same process to add a private page. Even if you don't have much public-facing technology, it’s worth having a dedicated place to talk to the public in the event of a major incident. By default, your public page trial will be in a free sandbox mode until you want to launch to your users. To launch, simply choose the subscription that works the best. Once activated, your page will be publicly available for your customers to view status and subscribe to notifications.
With the public page, you might also want a place to show off uptime and system performance. Using Public Metrics, you can display this high-level data on your public status page, while keeping the individual outage reports within your team.
If you have any questions with adding a private or public page to your account, just give us a shout at email@example.com!