IPHost Network Monitor

IPHost Network Monitor

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.8152
  • Total Downloads:
    8,230
  • Date Added:
    October 02, 2014
  • File Size:
    39.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    20
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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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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2 stars

"As they say "the devil is in the details" so BE AWARE"

January 25, 2014  |  By Hector2014

 |  Version: IPHost Network Monitor 3.5.6985

Pros

1- Allows Import of MIB (although feature is not very practical) files
2- Allows custom OID polling (this is a biggie, because others like Spiceworks do not as of Jan-24-2014)
3- Nice Interface (appearance)
4- Fast Support response time (<24hrs in our experience)

Cons

1- Unstable database - gets corrupted easily and recovery is NOT 100% reliable in our experience
2- Cannot export monitors (this is a BIG Deal, believe it or not - they keep your data points to themselves within the database and only give you a graph to use)
3- Charge by number of monitors (not devices monitored) - big deal as some devices could have THOUSANDS of OIDs to monitor EACH
4- COMPANY CHARGES EXTRA to help you export 'your' Data points from the database (in our case, we were quoted about MORE than the cost of the software). Made us feel our data points collected are being held for ransom.

Summary

Important to point out that we're reviewing the PAID version of this software for 500 monitors. Free version has similar functionality and limitations.
A- Cost is per Monitor (not per Device)
They do not charge PER device, but rather PER MONITOR. This is a big deal, but depending on your situation, NOT IN A GOOD WAY: Some devices we monitor can have THOUSANDS of OIDs (SNMP polling commands) to monitor.
For example, we monitor less than 30 devices, but have over 200 monitors.
For each monitor we add, we need to repeat the monitor (copy) copied for each device separately; hence, at about 30 devices, we use up 30 monitors from our license for EACH KPI (Key Performance Indicator) we choose to monitor.
You really need to THINK about what you want to monitor.
Other S/W vendors (competitors) make a POINT to tell you that they charge per device -- some are even fully functional up to 30 devices for free.
B- Support
HELP/Support is very fast to respond and they even help you with some minor things...FOR EXAMPLE, if you want to create a 'Script' monitor they have sent us a sample at no cost if you can't program the script language they use (not sure what that script language is).
C- Data Points collected NOT released for free
IF you don't need the Data points this could be a good solution for you as their pricing is competitive (but not necessarily the best).
In our case, we monitor many values of different devices at different locations.
In order to TROUBLESHOOT a problem, we need to look and compare the values at a specific time on MULTIPLE devices...so looking at 1 graph at a time is impractical because it's a burden to 'line up' the graphs with time codes, etc.
NOTE: If you just need to attach pretty graphs to a report, then their basic solution might just be good enough for you.
Our REVIEW would have been much better until they quoted me DOUBLE THE PRICE OF THE SOFTWARE (>US$1,000) to extract the data points our PAID S/W collected on our DEVICES being monitored! Did NOT receive an offer of providing the Database Schema (which they state that they do on their website! Technically, I guess they do make it available: they just don't tell you it's gonna cost you more than the software).
D- Cannot Export Monitors created
As we were troubleshooting our Database (which really went haywire and was not providing the right responses to the polls) we noticed that if we wanted to create a 'clean' database we had to RE-CREATE all over 200 monitors, one by one. It took us about 30 man-hours to do the first time.
E- Overall it WORKS WELL and you get GOOD support
Software works fairly well...it's when you get down to the 'details' of really using it or needing it to support your equipment and/or your customer's equipment.
F- Maybe the Developer is missing the bigger picture
Their software is promoted as a smaller 'solution' that can GROW. As we GROW our customer base and SNMP monitoring needs, guess what !? we're now looking at a BUNCH of other S/W vendors...ALL BECAUSE of the limitations 'they have imposed' which make their software either impractical for troubleshooting or prohibitively expensive.

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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 Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.16MB
File Name iphostmonitor.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,230
Downloads Last Week 20
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, 20 monitors
Price $199

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