Host Monitor

Make sure your internet servers and other network equipment are up and ready to serve!

Host Monitor, by Idyle Software, is a FREE software tool used to monitor remote machines or computers.

Using two different types of monitoring, the software will let its operating know what monitored hosts are up (alive) or down (dead/no answer).

The first type of monitoring, using ICMP ping packets, measures the time data takes to go from your computer to the destination host and all the way back (round trip time). This monitoring type indicates if the remote computer can be reached, and how much time it takes (good to verify network equipment failures and overloading).

The second type of monitoring is a TCP connect. This method is useful to determine how the server itself is responding. By monitoring ports like 21 or 80, it is possible to see if the ftp or web server is good shape or not.

Last, but not least, Host Monitor features Events. An event is a simple condition like “When host becomes dead for at least 60 seconds”, and can trigger several actions so the administrator is notified. Event actions include adding a log entry, showing a popup window, playing a sound or for a full customization, executing an external program.


  • Pentium 120 (or equivalent) or higher;
  • Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000;
  • 16 MB of RAM;
  • 1.5 MB of hard disk space;
  • Internet connection or TCP/IP enabled LAN.

Host Monitor can be used to do some performance monitoring, server monitoring, web monitoring (including web site monitoring).


  • Lets the operator easily know the up/down status of one or more servers.
  • Two types of monitoring
    Host Monitor can use ICMP ping or TCP connect to check the status of the servers.
  • Events
    Be notified any way you like when specific conditions occur. Events include actions like adding a log entry, showing a popup window, playing a sound or for a full customization, executing an external program.
  • Full system tray icon support
    Host Monitor can be minimized to the system tray notification and save space on your taskbar. Monitor your hosts in a fully non-obstrusive way.



  • System Tray Icon Support:
    The Central of Internet ToolBox is the visual interface repository for all its features and tools. This interface can be chosen from two different styles, and configured to take more or less space/more or less informations.


  • Monitor Section:
    The Monitor section displays all hosts, with the results of their most recent monitoring.


  • Log Section:
    This section displays a log of monitored host, including the results. For more information on Logging, please refer to section "Monitoring Configuration - Logging".


  • Events Section:
    This section displays all triggered events. For more information on Events, please refer to section "Monitoring Configuration - Events".


  • Monitoring Configuration - Properties:
    Each Host may have different properties. The user can also select how this host shall be monitored : using ICMP Ping, or by Connecting to a TCP Port in order to verify a specific service's availability.


  • Monitoring Configuration - Logging:
    Host Monitor can keep a screen or file log for each monitored host. This lets the user quickly review the details of the monitoring.
  • Monitoring Configuration - Events:
    Using Host Monitor, you define Events for each monitored host. An event lets the user assign an action to perform when the host becomes "Alive" or "No Answer" for a specific duration.