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Monthly changelog #13

Published on August 30, 2023 at 10:00

August as probably been the busiest month for the past year, it probably won't reflect much in this changelog but a lot of background worked happened.

New branding

Bye bye MinKit and hello Phare! The platform has been renamed to Phare and has a new logo. The new name is a reference to the lighthouse, a beacon of light that helps ships navigate safely. This symbole is a good representation of our mission to give you a signal when you need it so that you can run high quality production websites.

I hope you like the new name and logo, I'm personally quite happy with how it turned out. If you have any feedback, please let me know!

The old domain name will continue to work for about a year, but you should update your bookmarks and password manager as soon as possible to avoid any inconvenience in the future.

New branding

Improved monitoring statistics

A lot of work has been done to improve the monitoring statistics. With 15M records in the database, it was starting to be a bit slow to load monitoring results, and when I say slow it's of course for Phare's standard because I'm obsessed with speed. ClickHouse came to the rescue, saving up to 500ms on every page load. If you visit your monitoring page twice a day, that's 6 minutes of your life saved every year! You're welcome.

Monitoring statistics

Visualisation of incident periods in the performance chart has been improved, and you can now get your website average response time, cumulated downtime and availability % for the selected time period (24 hours, 7 days, 30 days or 90 days).

Foundation for the future

Finally, the work on the new branding and analytics database was a necessary step to prepare the platform for the future. Status page are planned before the end of the year with many smaller improvements to Phare uptime, and a new product is in the work for 2024. Stay tuned!