WhatStatus - Status page for torrent sites.
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Check health of IRC, Tracker and Site


WhatStatus is a simple status page for torrent sites. It's powered by Espress and Redis.



  • Install Node.JS
  • Install Redis
  • Clone the WhatStatus repository
  • Navigate to the directory and run npm install which will install all the dependencies listed in package.json

Running the site

Important: If you are running your own instance don't forget to remove the analytics tracking code in views/layout.jade before you continue to the next steps.

Recommended: pm2

Install pm2 with npm install pm2 -g. More information on: ttps://github.com/Unitech/PM2

Type pm2 list to get a list of all the currently running processes, this will still be empty but it'll create the necessary directories for the next step.

Create the pm2 config file called whatstatus.info.json and store it somewhere convenient like ~/.pm2/.

    "name"        : "whatstatus.info",
    "script"      : "WhatStatus.js",
    "cwd"         : "/var/www/whatstatus.info/WhatStatus/",
    "env": {
        "NODE_ENV": "production"

Then just run pm2 add ~/.pm2/whatstatus.info.json and now the service should be started and should show up in pm2 list.

Alternative: screen, forever etc.

The app is now running on port 3000. To serve it on your regular port 443 or 80 you'll have to setup nginx like this:

nginx configuration

server {
        listen 443;
        server_name whatstatus.info;
        autoindex off;
        access_log /var/log/nginx/whatstatus.info.access_log main;
        error_log /var/log/nginx/whatstatus.info.error_log info;
        root /var/www/whatstatus.info/WhatStatus/;
        location / {
                proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
                proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
                proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
                proxy_set_header X-NginX-Proxy true;
                proxy_redirect off;

Further Information:

=== WhatStatus.info/about