Question

Reboot Ubuntu Without Logging into Console or Using Control Panel Reboot

Posted July 25, 2013 3.4k views
Wondering if there is a way of rebooting the server without having to log into the console/terminal. Reason I ask is that DigitalOcean explicitly says NOT to use the Reboot button in the control panel (um, then why have it there?). However, I don't always have access to a computer. I have access to an iPad and iPhone, but you can't emulate console/terminal from them.... or can you??? Just wondering.

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"Wondering if there is a way of rebooting the server without having to log into the console/terminal."

Check out the DigitalOcean API

"um, then why have it there?

It's there as a safety-valve; in case someone finds themselves in a situation where they need to reboot, but can not SSH into their droplet.

"or can you???"

I don't know about Apple, but there's a decent SSH client in the Android Play Store named ConnectBot that works awesome when coupled w/the Hacker's Keyboard
@Pablo: The API reboot method is the same as the control panel's. It's recommended that you reboot the box from the OS.

I personally use Connectbot for Android - great product. I've heard Prompt is a good iOS client, give it a shot. "Server Auditor" is free if you don't want to spend money on an SSH client.
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