Setup Staytus on Ubuntu

Updated on May 1, 2017
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This guide show you how you can install Staytus, which is a modern, intuitive and even open-source status page for your product.


  • Ubuntu 14.04+
  • 15 minutes time


Let's get started with installing all the required packets in order to run Staytus:

apt-get install mysql-server ruby ruby-dev nodejs git build-essential libmysqlclient-dev sudo
gem install bundler procodile

Make sure to pick a secure password for your MySQL root user and note it, as you will need it in the next step.


All the data Staytus stores and delivers is stored in a MySQL database, which we will create now, including an authorized user:

mysql -u root -p
CREATE DATABASE staytus CHARSET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci;
CREATE USER `staytus`@`` IDENTIFIED BY 'choose-a-secure-password';
GRANT ALL ON `staytus`.* TO `staytus`@``;


We will now create an user which will later run Staytus for us:

useradd -r -d /opt/staytus/ -m -s /bin/bash staytus

This command will add an user with /opt/staytus/ as home directory, where we will store Staytus itself.


We will now download Staytus by cloning the git repository:

git clone /opt/staytus/staytus/


We can now switch into the /opt/staytus/staytus directory and perform all further required actions:

cd /opt/staytus/staytus
bundle install --deployment --without development:test
cp config/database.example.yml config/database.yml

You now have to open the file config/database.yml and adjust the hostname, username, password parameters to match you settings earlier. In our case this is, staytus, choose-a-secure-password in the same respective order.

Now we will compile the assets and install the application itself:

bundle exec rake staytus:build
bundle exec rake staytus:install


We can now fork the application into the background using the following command using the user we created earlier:

sudo -u staytus procodile start


You can now access the webinterface under http://[YOUR_SERVER_IP]:8787/. Please mark that you cannot change this port, so if you would like to use SSL or Port 80, you need a reverse proxy, such as Nginx.


We do now have a basic setup of Staytus which is a quite new and awesome status page solution. Happy hacking!