Edgy

How to set up Always Up Mode

Overview

We install Edgy to ensure our website never goes offline, even when our servers become unresponsive.

We configured our test server to return a 503 status code to simulate the server becoming unavailable. Always Up Mode will activate if your server is unreachable, offline, or returns any of the status codes below.

With Always Up Mode enabled, Edgy will render a template when your servers are unresponsive to let your users know you're still here!

Additional Notes

Edgy renders the Always Up Template when your server responds with any of the following status codes: 502, 503, 504, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 530.

Step 1
Configure and install Edgy

We used the following options to make sure our website never goes down.

Global Maintenance Options

Always Up Mode
true
Always Up Mode Template
Our server is currently misbehaving but we will be back online soon. <3 Network Chimp

Here, we could alternatively set Always Up Mode Template Location to override Always Up Mode Template with another webpage. Make sure the page is hosted on a server that remains online if your site becomes unresponsive!

Step 2
The Always Up Template will display when your site is down

Once installed, Edgy will render the Always Up Template when your server is unresponsive. Check it out in the browser below.