NutPile for many uses
If you are reading this, you are probably frustrated with your Internet connection. For most, it inevitably comes down to the fact that there is usually no way of knowing what’s going on. Contacting your providers support line after a problem simply adds to frustrations when being told ‘everything looks fine’.
If like many you are tired of this circular game, you’ve come to the right place. NutPile can show anyone exactly where the problems are no matter where or with who they are. Now anyone can monitor the performance of their Internet connectivity to find reasons for slow, sluggish or completely down services.
When you can install a NutPile monitoring agent, you not only get useful reports about your Internet connection but you also get free DDNS/Dyndns and other freebies.
The agent continuously tests connectivity between your location and one of our networks showing details that you’ve never had access to. Reports can be used by non technical consumers that simply want basic answers instead of mysteries but can also be used for deeper analysis.
When you mouse over each event, details show up for that particular event. As you can see in the example image, the details even show you where the problem is, on your own network, with your Internet provider (ISP) or beyond them.
Are you alone?
Ever wonder if neighbors are experiencing the same problems? No problem, you can even share reports on Facebook to see if others are seeing the same problems that you are. Being armed with information and statistics makes contacting support a lot easier and when others are experiencing similar problems, it becomes hard to dismiss yours.
NutPile is especially useful for people working from home such as SoHo, remote workers, hard core gamers, people who host their own services, home security and much more.
To help you along, we’ll do all that we can to help you including FAQs, a support ticket system and you can always ask questions in our forums where we’ll be happy to explain how things work.
Reports and freebies
Reports show frequency, length, average times of outages, latency, fully automated speed testing, historical data and more. Additional details are displayed when you move over each bar showing when, where and with whom the problem was. The details even show you if the problem is on your own network, with your Internet provider or beyond them.
NutPile reports are easy to understand and can be used by novices as well as those who wish to dig a little deeper. Our mission is to design reports which anyone can understand and with each version released, we keep getting closer to that.
Use NutPile at no cost
The standard NutPile reports are perfect for those who want to discover Internet connection problems but don’t need the extra details or bells and whistles. However, free doesn’t mean limited because we include some useful features at no cost. (Comparison)
The first agent you install comes with all features enabled to give you a good idea of what to expect.
After creating an account on ncp.nutpile.com aka NCP, you can download and install as many agents in as many locations as you’d like and immediately start monitoring. At each location that you install an agent, you can also enable Dynamic DNS, security scans and other features also at no cost. Dynamic DNS lets you connect to your network using an easy to remember url. No need to look up your IP or use complicated router configurations.
Once an agent is installed and communicating, you simply head to your control panel to see its reports where you can also manage various settings for each agent.
Enable more details
When an Internet connection begins to suffer ongoing or intermittent problems and you cannot get help, you need as much information as possible to find the source of the problem. More details can be enabled on a month to month basis which you can lapse any time and still receive outage reports along with DDNS and so on. No contracts or obligations.
If you are an IT company or have multiple sites, you can automatically enable additional features in your control panel to manage large numbers of agents and locations.
Try out the live demo and see for yourself how everything works.
The monitoring software is called the agent. The NutPile agent can be downloaded from the NutPile Control Panel (NCP) and installed on Windows 7/8/10, Linux servers and various embedded Linux devices. What ever you install on, it should preferably run 24/7 in order to gather effective reports.
The agent is also available as a small stand alone hardware device for those who do not have a server running or want something that won’t get accidentally turned off.
Once the agent is installed, it starts testing the connection, sending results back to our networks where they are converted into reports and statistics. Using a PC or mobile browser, generated reports can be viewed any time, anywhere.
If you are concerned about what information the agent collects, please, have a look at our privacy statement here. The agent does not monitor where you visit or what you do. It monitors only connectivity of your Internet service and nothing more.
NutPile is absolutely anti profiling and in fact will be rolling out a number of services which are meant to help consumers with privacy. The Internet is taking a wrong turn with all of the profiling that is going on and we want no part of those ideas. Even the agent will eventually become an easy to understand API which developers can use to integrate into their own services and products.
The NutPile Networks monitoring agent installs on Windows 7/8/10, Linux and a variety of Linux embedded devices. However, the software is also available pre-installed, embedded into tiny hardware which are simple plug and play devices. These devices will run 24/7, 365 days/year, using an amazingly small amount of power compared to a PC.
More importantly, hardware agents are automatically updated remotely and continuously, monitoring non-stop, for the best reports possible. No need to worry about someone accidentally turning off a PC, the hardware device is always on.
Our hardware FAQ can be found here.
Hardware agents are a one time cost and can be ordered separately, subject to what we have in stock. Each unit must be manually prepared, tested then shipped to customers. We continuously work on improving this process but please keep in mind that some delays can occur when ordering hardware agents, especially in larger quantities.
Note: An account is needed because hardware agents are assigned to an account.
Use NutPile for free
Use NutPile at no cost what so ever for as long as you like. If all you need is our free DDNS and/or security scan or to know when outages happen then simply install an agent to monitor.
Whether you order a preconfigured hardware agent or download and install the software agent, your first agent (and host monitoring) will always come with all features enabled to give you a chance to try things out. You can also check out our demo at any time to see what’s new.
Only $5/Month, per agent
No contracts, no obligations, simply upgrade when ever you need to.
You may want more information about the performance of your Internet if you work from home, are a remote worker, have a SoHo or anything else which requires that your Internet be very reliable. This is especially true when problems are ongoing and intermittent where only longer term monitoring will give you the information you need to get help.
Having the ability to turn up the details as needed is an option that comes without contracts or obligations. Go month to month or take advantage of longer term offers. The longer you let your agent monitor your Internet, the more details it can put together for you including historical.
Because it is in our best interest to have as many people as possible monitoring their Internet as it helps us to fine tune, update, add features to the reports along with new capabilities. We also hope that you will find the service useful and want to upgrade either now and then or perhaps even ongoing at some locations such as your office or if you work from home.
We want to tell people about NutPile so what better way than to offer a free version for those who are only interested in basic outage information. Our goal is to provide a useful service which all Internet consumers can use and want to earn your support.
If you have an Apple machine or cannot leave a PC running 24/7, our hardware agent might be an option for you.
The hardware agent is a one time cost of $35.00 and can be re-used. It can even be re-purposed if you stop using NutPile because these are general purpose devices.
The amount of power you’ll save by running our hardware device easily pays for itself. We also offer bundles of the device and monitoring.
Companies can sponsor the use of NutPile and receive discounted pricing. If your company currently sponsors NutPile, you may wish to contact the person in charge in order to get your discount.
If your company does not currently sponsor NutPile, we encourage you to mention it to someone in IT. NutPile exists to help consumers and business get reliable Internet services.
If you or your company offers online services of any kind, feel free to contact us and we’ll explain how NutPile can give you amazing new ways of monitoring not only your own services but while giving users a way to monitor theirs as well.
Check our our comparison list which is constantly updated to reflect the ongoing work behind the scenes.
Try out the live demo and see for yourself how everything works.
NutPile is a win win situation for all Internet consumers.
Here is a simple illustration showing how installing agents in your home and neighborhood can help everyone gain better Internet services. The more people that install monitoring agents in your area, the better the performance data regarding the local Internet service providers become.
The NutPile reports clearly show where the problems are. When they are with the service provider, everyone in the area will get this confirmation in their reports. Because reports and details can be shared including on Facebook, problems become clearer for everyone in the neighborhood. One persons complaints can easily be dismissed but if many show the same problems, that becomes harder to dismiss.
Not only do your reports enable you to get help from your provider they and other companies can gain a better insight on how reliable services are in your and other areas in order to make improvements.
The more people that take part, the bigger the picture gets for everyone. If you have questions, suggestions or anything else you would like to discuss, please feel free to create an account in our new forums. There we will try to answer all questions which can hopefully help others at the same time.