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Staytus is a complete solution for publishing the latest information about any issues with your web applications, networks or services. Along with absolutely beautiful public & admin interfaces, Staytus is a powerful tool for any organization with customers that rely on them to be online 24/7.


Installation from source

System Requirements

  • Ruby 2.3 or greater
  • RubyGems and Bundler
  • A MySQL database server
  • Bundler (gem install bundler)
  • Procodile (gem install procodile)

Installation Instructions

A comprehensive tutorial about how to install Staytus available here on the aTech Media blog.

Alternativly, these basic instructions will get you up and running:

Before start, you'll need to create a new MySQL database:

mysql$ CREATE DATABASE `staytus` CHARSET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci;
mysql$ GRANT ALL ON staytus.* TO `staytus`@`localhost` IDENTIFIED BY "a_secure_password";
$ git clone
$ cd staytus
$ git checkout stable
$ bundle install --deployment --without development:test
$ cp config/database.example.yml config/database.yml
$ nano -w config/database.yml # Add your database configuration
$ bundle exec rake staytus:build staytus:install
$ procodile start --foreground

This will run the application on HTTP port 5000. When you first login, you'll be able to add your own site settings. Browse to http://[IP]:8787 to begin.

You may also want to change the SMTP configuration via environment variables, which are described in config/environment.example.yml.

To run staytus in the background, simply run procodile start without the --foreground option.


Once you've installed Staytus, you can easily upgrade it by following this process.

$ cd path/to/staytus
$ git pull origin stable
$ bundle
$ bundle exec rake staytus:build staytus:upgrade

Once you've done this, you should ensure you restart any Staytus processes which you have running.

E-Mail Notifications

All e-mail notifications are sent through a background worker process. This will be started automatically when you run the application using foreman start. If you don't do this, you can run jobs using bundle exec rake jobs:work.


To log in for the first time, visit the /admin, and log in with email and password password. You will probably want to go to Settings -> Users and set up your admins.


All themes are stored in the content/themes directory. You can add your own themes in this directory but we do not recommend making changes to the default theme as these changes may get overridden in an upgrade.

Full details about how to make these will be coming soon.

Examples in the wild

If you're running Staytus in the wild, let us know so we can add you to the list.


Here's a few extra screenshots from the admin and public interfaces.






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