SiteDash gives you a clear, central, dashboard listing all your MODX sites. After the initial set-up, SiteDash polls your site several times per day to spot potential issues before your client.
The simple setup relies on a single, free, plugin. Install it in your MODX site once and the plugin will facilitate secure communication with the dashboard until you uninstall it.
Do you host on a shared server, VPS, MODX Cloud, modhost, or a custom cluster? As long as your site is web-accessible and you can install a MODX plugin, you're ready to go.
See what MODX version your site uses, and whether that it is a safe version or has known vulnerabilities.
See what extras are installed and from what source, and whether they are up to date or not. Also includes a version history, so you can see what versions were installed before.
The error log in MODX is a great source of information, if you check it. SiteDash shows you its size and creates alerts in your Action Center if it grows over 15MB.
If you know a site is managed by 2 users, then you might want to know when there are 3 users, including how many of them are sudo users, with their username, for a quick check.
While MODX runs on PHP 5.3, you'd be better off on PHP 7. SiteDash will show you what version each site uses with alerts in the future when MODX requires a higher version.
For security, your core folder should be moved out of the webroot, at at the very least locked down to prevent access. SiteDash verifies that, and sends an alert if it's not locked down.
Because you should never leave your setup folder in place, SiteDash checks if it might still be around from a recent update. You also get alerts in your action center.
When you need to check on the server, it helps to know which one it's on! SiteDash shows the Server IP and reversed hostname, and lets you see all sites on a server.
Had a site go down because the server ran out of disk space? If so, no more, with disk space usage and Action Center alerts at thresholds.
A simple self-reported check indicates if the server thinks it runs on HTTPS or not.
If your site uses HTTPS, we'll validate the certificate is valid for the domain and provide details on the certificate in the dashboard.
SiteDash will show you if you run the MySQL, sqlsrv or other database types on a site. It also shows the database server/client versions.
Some applications or sites require a longer memory or time limit, now you can tell easily from SiteDash what your site can use.
SiteDash offers a useful button that takes you directly to your site's manager, even when it was renamed.
Each time we refresh your site, we'll check the nameservers associated with your domain.
SiteDash shows both your IPv4 and IPv6 server addresses, as they are currently reported in the DNS system.
You can add your own notes to each site to remind you about a contact person, SLA, or anything else you want to know.
With every refresh, we make sure your sessions database table is working well. If not, you'll get an alert.
SiteDash is AMAZING! Previously we had an Excel sheet with a list of every site, a MODX version and notes, basically SiteDash helps automate that process and be much more proactive. I love it!
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The Action Center notifies you about potential problems, before your client does.
Every time SiteDash refreshes the information it has on your site, we also run a number of tests. Are you running a safe version of MODX? Do you have enough disk space? Have new super users been added? Is your core folder still secure? If it finds anything, and the list of things SiteDash checks is constantly growing, we'll create an alert in your Action Center.
You will be sent an email for every new alert. That way you can rest assured that your sites are all in order, even if you didn't check the dashboard.
Alerts stay in your dashboard until we detect with the next refresh that the problem has been resolved.
The MODX error log can be noisy. SiteDash cuts through the noise to tell you what is really happening.
Simply click the Analyze button, and SiteDash downloads and analyzes your error log. It removes duplicate records (while keeping track of when errors were logged), and presents you with a readable error message instead.
Over time, we'll be able of adding additional information to an error message to help understand what it is about, and what you can do to fix it.
Managing your sites, whether it's just the one or hundreds of client sites, can be a lot of work. SiteDash supports multiple users per account so everyone can be involved and stay informed. Give each member of your team their own login, with their own permissions, to share the maintenance tasks without sacrificing control.
Users can also be part of multiple workspaces from their single login.
With a single click, SiteDash will check the status of all of your database tables. It lets you know which one need to be repaired, and also makes sure that you use the same collation on each table and column. Plus, if SiteDash found crashed tables, it can also repair them for you remotely.
The team management lets you define permissions for each user, and those permissions also dictate what notifications a user gets. Someone without billing access wont receive invoices, and users without access to the sites do not get alerts about your sites.
We're actively developing and improving SiteDash. If you have great ideas for new checks, or maintenance tasks SiteDash could automate, let us know!
Since October 2017, we've sent 453 alerts for 366 sites for our users. We've analyzed 180 error logs, with 2,687,549 messages of which 69,565 were unique.
Plus, we're tracking 73 versions of MODX, and 859 Extras.
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SiteDash provides powerful features and insights, as well as multi-user support and the Action Center, making it the perfect companion for freelancers and agencies. Starting at €9/mo for 25 sites, the Basic Plan grows with you as you add more sites to the platform.