How often are checks performed?
What ports can be monitored?
What are some of the more common ports to monitor?
What processes/services can be monitored?
Where does the keyword for ContentGuardian need to exist?
How do I know my host/site is working correctly after an alert?
What types of payments do you accept?
Can I disable monitoring for a specific device?
Can I disable monitoring on all of my devices?
Why do I need to use HostGuardian.com if I already monitor my servers internally?
How long does it take to have my HostGuardian.com account setup?
I signed up for one of the subscription plans, how do I login?
What browsers do you support?
How do I cancel my subscription?
HostGuardian.com checks each entry every 5 minutes. HostGuardian.com can also check each entry every minute, but must be activated upon request. Accounts that check multiple devices may take longer than 1 minute to complete, so a 5 minute polling rate is default.
HostGuardian.com can monitor any port that is open on a given host. Many ports are blocked or firewalled for security reasons. If a port that requires monitoring is blocked from our servers, we can not monitor that port. However, you can add our servers to your access list to allow us to monitor those protected ports. Email support for more information.
21 – FTP
22 – SSH
23 – Telnet
25 – SMTP
53 – DNS
80 – HTTP (Web Server)
110 – POP
143 – IMAP
443 – HTTPS (Secure Web Server)
1433 – Microsoft SQL Server
3306 – MySQL Server
Any process that returns an ASCII reply to a port connect can be monitored with ProcessGuardian. By default, HostGuardian.com provides process checks for POP, IMAP, FTP, SMTP, and SSH. Email support for custom process checks.
The keyword can exist anywhere in the web document. This includes text in an HTML comment.
HostGuardian.com will notify you when the host/site responds correctly to your specifications.
HostGuardian.com prefers to use credit card billing through PayPal. This allows us to automatically charge your card monthly. If you prefer to pay via check, money order, or wire transfer, please contact us.
Any device can be marked “Inactive” through the HostGuardian.com toolset. If a device is marked “Inactive”, no alerts will be sent regarding the device, and no checks will be performed.
HostGuardian.com toolset allows you to disable all monitoring and alerts through the “Options” menu.
HostGuardian.com performs checks on your devices remotely. This means that HostGuardian.com is reaching your site in the same way that a client or customer would be accessing your site. Internal monitoring tools can not verify connectivity, latency, and packet loss, HostGuardian.com can.
Your HostGuardian.com account is setup immediately after you signup using PayPal. Your username and password are sent to you automatically upon verification of your credit card transaction. If you prefer paying by check/money order, your account will be activated upon receipt of payment.
Go to tools.hostguardian.com to access the login screen. Your username and password were emailed to the email address associated with your PayPal account. If you paid with a check/money order, contact support if you do not already have your username and password.
HostGuardian.com’s website and tool set were optimized for all current browsers.
Click on the Cancel Service link on the “Account Access” menu.