F-Bar iOS Stats setup

F-Bar provides a basic monitoring for Laravel Forge provisioned servers. The monitoring is done over https and you only have to install a tiny php-script.

SSH connections over mobile connections are very error-prone since the session can be disconnected at any time. The http-protocol, on the other hand, is stateless and made for disconnecting; therefore, I chose to use this method instead.

SSH into your server

Go to a public web directory which is servered over SSL

Run: bash <(curl -s https://installer.laravel-forge-menubar.com/stats_installer.sh)


Choose a password that will protect your endpoint if someone accidentally discover it


The default filename is stats.php but you can choose whatever you like.

In F-Bar iOS: tap the monitor button


Add the URL and password to the script. URL and you are done


Validate the URL and you should get a positive response.