Reboot Ubuntu Without Logging into Console or Using Control Panel Reboot

  • Posted July 25, 2013

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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@Pablo: The API reboot method is the same as the control panel’s. It’s recommended that you reboot the box from the OS. <br> <br>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.

<b>“Wondering if there is a way of rebooting the server without having to log into the console/terminal.”</b> <br> <br>Check out the <a href=“”>DigitalOcean API</a> <br> <br><b>"um, then why have it there?</b> <br> <br>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. <br> <br><b>“or can you???”</b> <br> <br>I don’t know about Apple, but there’s a decent SSH client in the Android Play Store named <a href=“”>ConnectBot</a> that works awesome when coupled w/the <a href=“”>Hacker’s Keyboard</a>