Windows Application Monitoring
C# PHP CSS JavaScript Other
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Restart On Crash on steroids! Phoenix is a Windows Application Monitoring tool designed by Helios Interactive to make deployment and maintaining of kiosk applications easier.

Phoenix UI


  1. Local
    • Restart the executable if it has crashed (with configurable delays)
    • Restart the executable if its main window is unresponsive (with configurable delays)
    • Execute scripts upon executable crashes and restarts
    • Keeping executable's main window always on top (works with full-screen applications as well)
    • Supplying command line arguments without writing painful bat files
    • Supplying environment variables without changing system settings
    • Sending an email on executable's crash with screenshots attached
    • Hotkeys for toggling UI, stopping/starting the monitor process and other functionalities
    • Taking a screenshot upon executable's crash or user request
    • Graphing computer-wide CPU, GPU, and RAM load
  2. Remote
    • Stop/Start/Monitor the executable via MQTT
    • Receiving updates securely over SSH and RSync
    • Sending useful metrics (cpu/ram usage, etc.) to a cloud via MQTT
  3. Report
    • Customize-able email reports can be sent out at any time or upon executable crashes
    • Emails can have optional log files attached to them (useful for Unity3D applications)
  4. Logging
    • Verbose logging of all the activity with a default log rotation behavior
    • Ability to capture and log executable's stdout and stderr
    • Ability to stream logs to a remote location (Papertrail for example)


Phoenix consists of a client written in WinForms C# and an optional CMS written in CakePHP. The client itself can be used independently from the CMS by using an MQTT client (for remote controlling a Phoenix instance). If all you ever need is just a standalone monitoring tool, you do not need to worry about MQTT or the CMS at all.


Take a look at /docs for more information. /docs hold end-user documentation. Latest stable version of Doxygen generated developer documentation is available here.


Phoenix' source code is licensed under the MIT license (MIT). Phoenix uses a number of third-party dependencies:

  1. OHM is licensed under MPL v2.0
  2. m2mqtt is licensed under EPL v1.0
  3. Costura.Fody is licensed under MIT
  4. Log4Net is licensed under Apache License v2