How can I set a custom status page for my reseller brand?

Austin Beresford
Published: 9 July 2021

Should anything occur on the hosting that could lead to potential issues, such as upcoming maintenance or an issue that could be causing service downtime, it’s important to ensure that your clients are kept informed.

We provide a status page called StackStatus (  which reports all ongoing incidents and scheduled maintenance. You can set this to feed into a subdomain of your choosing, and then direct report these status updates to your customers in turn.

With our White-Label Reseller Hosting you can easily customise our default status page and make it your own. You'll first need to choose which domain and subdomain you'd like the custom status page to appear on, you're then free to brand the status page with your own custom CSS.

Why would I want to have a custom status page?

Branding is key when it comes to your company’s identity. Clients want a hosting company that consistently keeps them informed – by adding branding to the status area that we provide, you can keep your clients informed of any potential issues which can help to solidify trust and further improve your repertoire with them.

Furthermore, you can ensure that any issues that we have identified with the system are reported directly to your clients right away, minimising support contact time and allowing for you to continue working on your reseller hosting business and managing your clients undisturbed.

Setting your status page domain

  • Head to Reseller Customisation.
  • Locate the Status Page Domain section.
  • Choose your status page domain and a subdomain.

Status page domain

Please note, we'd highly recommend using a new domain name for your status page which you can route through an external DNS such as Cloudflare by pointing the nameservers to them. This ensures that your status page is redundant from 20i's own DNS. So if we experience internal issues, this ensures your status page will remain live.

As an example, you could choose something like as the domain name, and then type www as the subdomain.

1. Add the DNS records

You need to ensure that you've added the correct CNAME so your custom status page works. This simply needs to be a CNAME from your custom status hostname to

Custom DNS at Cloudflare

Log in to your Cloudflare account and select DNS, then add the CNAME record as show below, or for your chosen hostname.

DNS management at Cloudflare

Custom DNS at 20i

Head to Manage Hosting > Options > Edit > DNS, then add the CNAME record as shown below, or for your chosen hostname.

DNS management at 20i

You should then be able to head to your custom status hostname (i.e.,, which will then display your status page. You may need to wait a bit longer for DNS to propagate if you can't see this straight away. 

You can then brand your status page!

2. Branding your custom status page

To add custom CSS to your status page, head to StackCP Theme and locate the Status Page section. You'll see you have the options to make changes to the header, footer, and the CSS. For example, let's say you'd like to make changes to the "All systems operational" alert, you could add the following CSS with your own defined colours.  

.alert-success {

  color: #ffffff;

  background-color: #3490dc;

  border-color: #6cb2eb;


Your changes will then be reflected on your custom status domain.