<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: Differences between PRTG Network Monitor and PRTG Hosted Monitor

See below for the differences between the settings and features that PRTG Network Monitor and PRTG Hosted Monitor have to offer.

Licensing, Payment, Infrastructure


PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG Hosted Monitor

Trial period

30 days

10 days

Freeware edition

Freeware (100 sensors) available

No freeware available, smallest edition is Hosted 500


One-time license fee plus annual maintenance

Monthly or annual subscription

Change of subscription or license size

License: up only

Subscription: up and down, anytime

Maximum installation size

Max. 10,000 sensors recommended

10,000 sensors

PRTG update management

Done by user

Done by Paessler



PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG Hosted Monitor

Local probe



Hosted probe



Multi-platform probe






Freeware edition (100 sensors)



Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) access to PRTG core server



Historic data purging (manually defined)



Active Directory integration



License/subscription settings via PRTG web interface



Recommended sensors on local probe/hosted probe



Auto-discovery for groups on local probe/hosted probe



Mini probes



Device tools on local probe/hosted probe



Proxy server settings



System information on local probe/hosted probe



PRTG Administration Tool on PRTG core server



Notification methods:



  • Send Email



  • Send SMS/Pager Message



  • Execute HTTP Action



  • Send Amazon Simple Notification Service Message



  • Assign Ticket



  • Send Push Notification



  • Send Microsoft Teams Message



  • Send Slack Message



  • Send MQTT Publish Notification



  • Send OPC UA Notification



  • Add Entry to Event Log



  • Send Syslog Message



  • Send SNMP Trap



  • Execute Program



Re-login request on setup pages after 15 minutes



IPv6 on local probe/hosted probe



Multi-factor authentication



* PRTG Network Monitor supports multi-factor authentication with Microsoft Entra ID and Okta.

Sensors on the Hosted Probe of PRTG Hosted Monitor

You can use the following sensors on the hosted probe of PRTG Hosted Monitor:

Supported Sensors

AWS Alarm v2 sensor

AWS Cost sensor

AWS EBS v2 sensor

AWS EC2 v2 sensor

AWS ELB v2 sensor

AWS RDS v2 sensor

Beckhoff IPC System Health sensor

Business Process sensor

Cisco IP SLA sensor

Citrix XenServer Host sensor

Citrix XenServer Virtual Machine sensor

Cloud HTTP v2 sensor

Cloud Ping v2 sensor

Cluster Health sensor

Common SaaS sensor

Core Health sensor

Dell EMC Unity Enclosure Health v2 sensor

Dell EMC Unity File System v2 sensor

Dell EMC Unity Storage Capacity v2 sensor

Dell EMC Unity Storage LUN v2 sensor

Dell EMC Unity Storage Pool v2 sensor

Dell EMC Unity VMware Datastore v2 sensor

DICOM Bandwidth sensor


DICOM Query/Retrieve sensor

DNS v2 sensor

Docker Container Status sensor

FortiGate System Statistics sensor

FTP sensor

FTP Server File Count sensor

HL7 sensor

HPE 3PAR Common Provisioning Group sensor

HPE 3PAR Drive Enclosure sensor

HPE 3PAR Virtual Volume sensor

HTTP sensor

HTTP Advanced sensor

HTTP Apache ModStatus PerfStats sensor

HTTP Apache ModStatus Totals sensor

HTTP Content sensor

HTTP Data Advanced sensor

HTTP IoT Push Data Advanced sensor

HTTP Transaction sensor

HTTP XML/REST Value sensor

IMAP sensor

IP on DNS Blacklist sensor

LDAP sensor

Microsoft 365 Mailbox sensor

Microsoft 365 Service Status sensor

Microsoft 365 Service Status Advanced sensor

Microsoft Azure SQL Database sensor

Microsoft Azure Storage Account sensor

Microsoft Azure Subscription Cost sensor

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine sensor

Modbus TCP Custom sensor

MQTT Round Trip sensor

MQTT Statistics sensor

MQTT Subscribe Custom sensor

NetApp Aggregate sensor

NetApp I/O sensor

NetApp LIF sensor

NetApp LUN sensor

NetApp NIC sensor

NetApp Physical Disk sensor

NetApp SnapMirror sensor

NetApp System Health sensor

NetApp Volume sensor

NetApp Volume v2

OPC UA Certificate sensor

OPC UA Custom sensor

OPC UA Server Status sensor

Ping sensor

Ping Jitter sensor

POP3 sensor

Probe Health sensor

RADIUS v2 sensor

RDP (Remote Desktop) sensor

Redfish Power Supply sensor

Redfish System Health sensor

REST Custom sensor

Sensor Factory sensor

SFTP Secure File Transfer Protocol sensor

SIP Options Ping sensor

SMTP&IMAP Round Trip sensor

SMTP&POP3 Round Trip sensor

SNMP APC Hardware sensor

SNMP Buffalo TS System Health sensor

SNMP Cisco ADSL sensor

SNMP Cisco ASA VPN Connections sensor

SNMP Cisco ASA VPN Traffic sensor

SNMP Cisco ASA VPN Users sensor

SNMP Cisco CBQoS sensor

SNMP Cisco System Health sensor

SNMP Cisco UCS Blade sensor

SNMP Cisco UCS Chassis sensor

SNMP Cisco UCS Physical Disk sensor

SNMP Cisco UCS System Health sensor

SNMP CPU Load sensor

SNMP Custom sensor

SNMP Custom Advanced sensor

SNMP Custom String sensor

SNMP Custom String Lookup sensor

SNMP Custom Table sensor

SNMP Dell EqualLogic Logical Disk sensor

SNMP Dell EqualLogic Member Health sensor

SNMP Dell EqualLogic Physical Disk sensor

SNMP Dell Hardware sensor

SNMP Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk sensor

SNMP Dell PowerEdge System Health sensor

SNMP Disk Free sensor

SNMP Fujitsu System Health v2 sensor

SNMP Hardware Status sensor

SNMP HP LaserJet Hardware sensor

SNMP HPE BladeSystem Blade sensor

SNMP HPE BladeSystem Enclosure Health sensor

SNMP HPE ProLiant Logical Disk sensor

SNMP HPE ProLiant Memory Controller sensor

SNMP HPE ProLiant Network Interface sensor

SNMP HPE ProLiant Physical Disk sensor

SNMP HPE ProLiant System Health sensor

SNMP IBM System X Logical Disk sensor

SNMP IBM System X Physical Disk sensor

SNMP IBM System X Physical Memory sensor

SNMP IBM System X System Health sensor

SNMP interSeptor Pro Environment sensor

SNMP Juniper NS System Health sensor

SNMP LenovoEMC Physical Disk sensor

SNMP LenovoEMC System Health sensor

SNMP Library sensor

SNMP Linux Disk Free sensor

SNMP Linux Load Average sensor

SNMP Linux Meminfo sensor

SNMP Linux Physical Disk sensor

SNMP Memory sensor

SNMP NetApp Disk Free sensor

SNMP NetApp Enclosure sensor

SNMP NetApp I/O sensor

SNMP NetApp License sensor

SNMP NetApp Logical Unit sensor

SNMP NetApp Network Interface sensor

SNMP NetApp System Health sensor

SNMP Nutanix Cluster Health sensor

SNMP Nutanix Hypervisor sensor

SNMP Poseidon Environment sensor

SNMP Printer sensor

SNMP QNAP Logical Disk sensor

SNMP QNAP Physical Disk sensor

SNMP QNAP System Health sensor

SNMP Rittal CMC III Hardware Status sensor

SNMP RMON sensor

SNMP SonicWall System Health sensor

SNMP SonicWall VPN Traffic sensor

SNMP Synology Logical Disk sensor

SNMP Synology Physical Disk sensor

SNMP Synology System Health sensor

SNMP System Uptime sensor

SNMP Traffic sensor

SNMP Windows Service sensor

SNTP sensor

Soffico Orchestra Channel Health sensor

SSH Disk Free sensor

SSH INodes Free sensor

SSH Load Average sensor

SSH Meminfo sensor

SSH Remote Ping sensor

SSH SAN Enclosure sensor

SSH SAN Logical Disk sensor

SSH SAN Physical Disk sensor

SSH SAN System Health sensor

SSH Script sensor

SSH Script Advanced sensor

SSL Certificate sensor

SSL Security Check sensor

System Health sensor

TFTP sensor

Traceroute Hop Count sensor

Veeam Backup Job Status sensor

Veeam Backup Job Status Advanced sensor

VMware Datastore (SOAP) sensor

VMware Host Hardware (WBEM) sensor

VMware Host Hardware Status (SOAP) sensor

VMware Host Performance (SOAP) sensor

VMware Virtual Machine (SOAP) sensor

Zoom Service Status sensor

Sensors on a Remote Probe Device

You can use the following sensors only on a remote probe device.

i_podFor performance reasons, you cannot add these sensors to the hosted probe of PRTG Hosted Monitor.

Supported Sensors

Active Directory Replication Errors sensor

ADO SQL v2 sensor

Dell PowerVault MDi Logical Disk sensor

Dell PowerVault MDi Physical Disk sensor

DHCP sensor

Enterprise Virtual Array sensor

Event Log (Windows API) sensor

Exchange Backup (PowerShell) sensor

Exchange Database DAG (PowerShell) sensor

Exchange Database (PowerShell) sensor

Exchange Mailbox (PowerShell) sensor

Exchange Mail Queue (PowerShell) sensor

Exchange Public Folder (PowerShell) sensor

EXE/Script sensor

EXE/Script Advanced sensor

File sensor

File Content sensor

Folder sensor

HTTP Full Web Page sensor

HTTP Push Count sensor

HTTP Push Data sensor

HTTP Push Data Advanced sensor

Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume Disk Free sensor

Hyper-V Host Server sensor

Hyper-V Virtual Machine sensor

Hyper-V Virtual Network Adapter sensor

Hyper-V Virtual Storage Device sensor

IPFIX sensor

IPFIX (Custom) sensor

IPMI System Health sensor

jFlow v5 sensor

jFlow v5 (Custom) sensor

Microsoft SQL v2 sensor

MySQL v2 sensor

NetFlow v5 sensor

NetFlow v5 (Custom) sensor

NetFlow v9 sensor

NetFlow v9 (Custom) sensor

Oracle SQL v2 sensor

Oracle Tablespace sensor

Packet Sniffer sensor

Packet Sniffer (Custom) sensor

PerfCounter Custom sensor

PerfCounter IIS Application Pool sensor

Port sensor

Port Range sensor

PostgreSQL sensor

Python Script Advanced sensor

QoS (Quality of Service) One Way sensor

QoS (Quality of Service) Round Trip sensor

sFlow sensor

sFlow (Custom) sensor

Share Disk Free sensor

SMTP sensor

SNMP Trap Receiver sensor

Syslog Receiver sensor

Windows CPU Load sensor

Windows IIS Application sensor

Windows MSMQ Queue Length sensor

Windows Network Card sensor

Windows Pagefile sensor

Windows Physical Disk I/O sensor

Windows Print Queue sensor

Windows Process sensor

Windows SMTP Service Received sensor

Windows SMTP Service Sent sensor

Windows System Uptime sensor

Windows Updates Status (PowerShell) sensor

WMI Battery sensor

WMI Custom sensor

WMI Custom String sensor

WMI Disk Health sensor

WMI Event Log sensor

WMI Exchange Server sensor

WMI Exchange Transport Queue sensor

WMI File sensor

WMI Free Disk Space (Multi Disk) sensor

WMI HDD Health sensor

WMI Logical Disk I/O sensor

WMI Memory sensor

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2005 sensor (Deprecated)

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2008 sensor

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2012 sensor

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2014 sensor

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2016 sensor

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2017 sensor

WMI Microsoft SQL Server 2019 sensor

WMI Remote Ping sensor

WMI Security Center sensor

WMI Service sensor

WMI Share sensor

WMI SharePoint Process sensor

WMI Storage Pool sensor

WMI Terminal Services (Windows 2008+) sensor

WMI Terminal Services (Windows XP/Vista/2003) sensor

WMI UTC Time sensor

WMI Vital System Data v2 sensor

WMI Volume sensor

WSUS Statistics sensor


i_prtgThese settings are only available in PRTG Network Monitor.

Setting Title

Setting Name


When a New Version is Available


Installation Time


Release Channel

Notification Templates

Add Entry to Event Log


Send Syslog Message


Send SNMP Trap


Execute Program

Core & Probes

Proxy Configuration


Probe Connection IP Addresses


Mini Probes


Mini Probe Port

Administrative Tools For Probes

Restart Probe (local probe)

Scanning Intervals

Available Intervals (definition of individual intervals)

Notification Delivery

SMTP Delivery (everything but sender email address and name)

Recommended Sensors Detection

Detection Handling

User Interface (PRTG Web Interface)

DNS Name


Google Analytics Tracking ID

User Interface (PRTG Web Server)

IP Address for PRTG Web Server


TCP Port for PRTG Web Server


PRTG Web Server Port


PRTG Web Server Security


Connection Security


Active IP Address/Port Combinations

User Accounts

Login Name





Administrative Tools For The PRTG Core Server

Create Configuration Snapshot


Write Core Status File


Clear Caches


Load Lookups and File Lists


Recalculate PRTG Graph Data Cache


Restart PRTG Core Server Service


Reload Logging Configuration

Advanced Network Analysis

System Information

Scheduled Restart Settings (Local Probe)

Restart Options


Restart Schedule


Specify Day


Specify Hour