We are excited to announce that Scout monitoring is now available for free (via a $14 off coupon) to all Rails Machine customers. Created by our pals at Highgroove Studios, Scout was recently updated with a slew of awesome new features including deep Rails instrumentation, triggers, and a more robust agent. With Scout’s extensible plugin system, you can monitor any data that you want and track any trends over time. We’re big fans of the plugin system for catching tricky issues that elude basic system health metrics. There are a number of community-supported plugins available for your own use.
If you are a customer of our Ruby on Rails managed hosting and not currently on Scout, we will be in touch and take care of it without worry. If you have a traditional account, then please request a coupon code via the support request form. This coupon code will provide $14 off any of Scout’s affordable plans ($7/server) if you need more than the Basic account. We even have a new plugin for Moonshine for automating Scout’s installation.