IPHost Network Monitor

IPHost Network Monitor

Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.8152
  • Total Downloads:
    8,296
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial, 20 monitors); $199.00 to buy (Buy it now)

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5 stars

"Proactive in case of network outage"

November 30, 2014  |  By reneemartin

 |  Version: IPHost Network Monitor 3.5.8152

Pros

I've been working in the hosting industry for 12 years and used different tools to monitor the server performance, uptime and network issues. Poweradmin, Spiceworks and Nagios are already vestiges of the past for me as each of them had their own disadvantages (either high license price or insufficient number of tools which I needed to monitor my servers). Then I came across IPhost which was advised by my colleague (a professional IT expert from Melbourn). Now we can provide information to our hosting customers when one of our servers gets down or when there is a DDOS attack or network outage. We use 5 monitoring methods (Performance website monitoring,Full-page website monitoring, Website uptime and response time monitoring,etc.) for our servers and all in all 120 servers are monitored for uptime, response time and stability.

Cons

When something goes wrong, I receive SMS to my iPhone and if I am not at the office, I can contact my colleagues to check the server anytime. Would love to have an app in my tray as well.

Summary

IPHost Monitor saved my life once. Who knows if it can repeat it again?

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5 stars

"In IT support industry since 1994"

November 29, 2014  |  By jsffreeman

 |  Version: IPHost Network Monitor 3.5.8152

Pros

I've been working in IT support industry since 1994. Used SolarWind in the past. It's little bit too much what we wanted. After WhatsUp Gold and more recently NetXMS, but it needed frequently restarting. IPhost runs scripts. IPhost is stable. It allows us to react quicker. It's proactive, rather than active. We run 91 monitor, adding one at a time manually, without ever even using Network Discovery, checking .exe's running on the servers, a lot of basic checking. Email alerting is the main method, it's 24/7 even if are home.

Cons

We carry Android phones to get alerts instantly.
When Windows updates get updated, deployed on server on a maintenance schedule, we do not want to get noticed. So several schedules would be wanted. Run on a large LCD screen after our shoulder. Very quick to use. It was literally a couple ours to learn to use it. The scripting side, how to return values was a bit harder.

Summary

Can't repeat enough, that one of the really good features is the ability to run scripts. Reporting function and statistics is a good evidence to give the corporate people proof about actual issues. URL reports are very good. For example, you can also see patterns every Saturday evening at 5 pm, you can track it down easily.

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5 stars

"It's stable. If I do not get emails, I suppose it's ok."

November 29, 2014  |  By albruiz

 |  Version: IPHost Network Monitor 3.5.8152

Pros

Need to be able to trust. I have 100% trust that it's telling me the truth. It's stable. If I do not get emails, I suppose it's ok. But if the software would be down, I would not get emails even if the server is down. It truly has been a very useful piece for our environment, we have it always live on a huge TV so everybody can see it.

Cons

I should be able to buy tech support for 5 years at once.

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5 stars

"Total number of 1879 monitors, 710 active."

November 29, 2014  |  By mclgilbert

 |  Version: IPHost Network Monitor 3.5.8152

Pros

Track every IP device, a three building campus. Mostly just track ping response time for active devices, and some other monitors are used like disk space, mail servers, HTTP (a couple of web servers), some FTP sites, SNMP traffic speed to specific PCs.

Cons

Next to none.

Summary

There was a few hours delay when I asked the assistance, at 2.01 am, support responded at 7.21 am. For me it was acceptable. It was good. When support helped me, we where not under support contract, I got a message "How can we help you," - so I we bought it afterwards. It works very well, works very stable. It does consume a lot of server CPU. I have never read any documentation. As intuitive and and stable as the first version - hope the upcoming release remains the same.

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5 stars

"It is worth the its cost"

November 22, 2014  |  By MarkEluder

 |  Version: IPHost Network Monitor 3.5.8152

Pros

I am an IT expert, so in most cases I do not need to call support for details, I handle installation/whatever myself. In short
A. Low memory footprint, low load on system. That's important to me, monitoring softwar emust be as light as possible.
B. Monitoring database schema sent on request. They promise, in their knowkedge base, to give database schema when asked. That true, I have received schema in less than 12 hours and can now access monitoring data with my own scripts.
C. Good cost-performance. When creating really important monitors only, Professional 500 license was enough to cover dozens of important devices on my network.

Cons

Nothing significant so far.

Summary

The software is worth its money, as I see. I started with free version and was able to transfer database to paid license without much hassle. I had OS hang severtal times, but I keep al important data backups, so that's not an issue to me.

Note that this comes with lot of online help/technical info, so make sure to read it first.

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5 stars

"Tool to monitor multiple services at the same time"

November 19, 2014  |  By bobanzer33

 |  Version: IPHost Network Monitor 3.5.8152

Pros

I used IPHost Monitor to check my site uptime and performance and they really saved my life for a couple of times when they provide reports that there were server issues. I contacted my hosting provider immediately and they resolved the issue on the site when my site was located.

I was also surprised by their WMI monitoring method as it helped me to perform monitoring of CPU load, available server memory, incoming and outgoing traffic ( especially when there was a DDOS attack on my server).

Perfect monitoring tool!

Cons

When I was testing it there were no disadvantages, but in case they appear i will certainly mention them later.

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5 stars

"Great tool for checking site uptime"

November 19, 2014  |  By urewasd

 |  Version: IPHost Network Monitor 3.5.8152

Pros

Instant SMS alerts in case of a problem
Monitoring of multiple sites and applications at the same time

Cons

No cons for me

Summary

I used IPHost Monitor to check my site uptime and performance and they really saved my life for a couple of times when they provide reports that there were server issues. I contacted my hosting provider immediately and they resolved the issue on the site when my site was located.
Perfect monitoring tool!

Updated on Nov 19, 2014

I used IPHost Monitor to check my site uptime and performance and they really saved my life for a couple of times when they provide reports that there were server issues. I contacted my hosting provider immediately and they resolved the issue on the site when my site was located.
Perfect monitoring tool!

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5 stars

"It's stable as a steel ship."

November 18, 2014  |  By gasyoun

 |  Version: IPHost Network Monitor 3.5.8152

Pros

It was working since 2010 without a single issue. It's stable. I can be sure if there is electricity, that it is working. No bugs, no nothing in the middle of the night. If I do not get an SMS means there is actually no problem. It's proactive, rather than active. We run 91 monitor, adding one at a time manually, without ever even using Network Discovery, checking .exe's running on the servers, a lot of basic checking. Email alerting is the main method, it's 24/7 even if are home. We carry Android phones to get alerts instantly.

Cons

It's too cheap.

Summary

Can't repeat enough, that one of the really good features is the ability to run scripts. Reporting function and statistics is a good evidence to give the corporate people proof about actual issues. URL reports are very good. For example, you can also see patterns every Saturday evening at 5 pm, you can track it down easily.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.8152
With version 3.5.8152 user can filter any incoming SNMP Trap Payload with regular expressions. Traffic monitors now handle correctly when target host is rebooted.
General
Publisher IPHostMonitor
Publisher web site http://www.iphostmonitor.com
Release Date September 09, 2014
Date Added October 02, 2014
Version 3.5.8152
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.16MB
File Name iphostmonitor.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,296
Downloads Last Week 23
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, 20 monitors
Price $199

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