All About Cloud Command
Posted by H9 Admin on 10 October 2014 01:39 PM
What is Cloud Command?
Cloud Command is a backend interface that gives you more advanced control over the operations of your virtual private server. From Cloud Command you can manage power options, reset your root password, access the server directly via console, as well as manage disk functions such as formatting and re-installing operating systems and control panels.
To log in to your Cloud Command dashboard:
Important Note Some tasks you send from Cloud Command may be queued when you send them, like when rebooting or reimaging, and may take a bit to complete. The commands aren't instant so don't attempt to access your server immediately after requesting a certain action, as your wait time will vary depending on where your command sits in the queue.
Some of the most used features of Cloud Command include...
With the On, Off and Reboot buttons located underneath the server description in the Properties you can easily power your VPS on and off or reboot it. You would typically reboot your VPS just like you do with your home computer. If you're having issues with it, it's running slow, or you're seeing other weirdness it's sometimes a good idea to reboot and start fresh. Sometimes, newly installed software requires a reboot to get rolling.
The Console is used to connect directly to the server if outside networking can't connect. Console is useful for error-checking in cases where the system is hung or non-responsive. You can log into the console as 'root' with your root password.
Reset Your Root Password
Resetting your root password WILL also reboot the server. To easily reset your root password:
Rebuild Your Server
Sometimes you may want to rebuild your server. If you have some things installed or have some old or errant accounts you want to get rid of, sometimes its nice to clear it out and start again. Rebuilding the server will completely reformat and remove all data from the server, and will allow the client to rebuild it using another (or the same) template. To rebuild your server: