Woot. I just approved project number 600 at RIAForge. For those who are stat happy like me, some other items I track are...
Total Active Projects: 600
Total Views: 6,295,475
Total Downloads: 410,802
Total Verified Users: 4,549
Updates in past 24 hours: 2
Unique Logins in past 24 hours: 19
New users in past 24 hours: 29
The uptime has been pretty good too, although I just checked ServersAlive and it seems to be down. The product seems cool, but is very difficult to setup via RDP. You would think they would improve that, but I found quite a few people having issues with the setup. I thought I had it set up well, but I guess not. I can't complain too much as it didn't cost me anything, but, meh. I think I may go low-tech and simply set up a scheduled task from my server here to ping RIAForge every 30 minutes.
I've been inflating your statistics. ;)
I log in every day to check the comments on my blogs, just because I'm not getting the email notifications... I don't mind, just saying. :)
Granted, I also watch the # downloads on my projects every day. Makes me feel good to see those roughly 2-3 downloads per day on my two main projects. Feels like I'm really contributing something of value to the community. :)
I also grab a calculator and do the quick math of dividing the number of downloads by the number of views (conversion rate). If you have an extra minute, that might be a cool stat to add -- that and possibly average downloads per day since the project was created. Just 'cause those are both easy calculations based on data that's already in the RIAForge db.
Congrats on the new milestone! As far as the monitoring app, have you ever tried Nagios? http://www.nagios.org/ It's what we use at work, and we moved to that from Servers Alive (probably for similar reasons!).
@Mark: Interesting - what is the price for this? I see a download, but nowhere do I see prices.
Nagios is free - last I checked. AT least the version I used to run was.
Well cool then. They need to make that more obvious. :) I'll give it a try when I get back to work next week. Thanks.
Yeah, I agree it's not very obvious. I guess the closest they come to saying it's free is at the bottom of their about page:
* Open Source Software
* Full access to source code
* Released under the GPL license
I just verified with our network engineer that runs it that it is free software.
Hey Ray (and others), on the subject of site uptime monitoring tools, I list several more (free and commercial) in my CF411 category on the topic:
Hope that's helpful.