Vultr Mobile App



  • Thanks @scottalanmiller; I could see the need for me to use it more as I don’t have access to a network in which I can access it for much of the day. Working for home, I can’t say I would ever need it. But as I can’t access it from the State network, I’m limited to my mobile device. And while it’s accessible via a web browser, on a mobile device (phone or tablet) an app could be ‘easier’ maybe.



  • @gjacobse said in Vultr Mobile App:

    Thanks @scottalanmiller; I could see the need for me to use it more as I don’t have access to a network in which I can access it for much of the day. Working for home, I can’t say I would ever need it. But as I can’t access it from the State network, I’m limited to my mobile device. And while it’s accessible via a web browser, on a mobile device (phone or tablet) an app could be ‘easier’ maybe.

    Or just use Ssh from your phone. Why do you need to access the management interface ever?



  • @gjacobse said in Vultr Mobile App:

    Thanks @scottalanmiller; I could see the need for me to use it more as I don’t have access to a network in which I can access it for much of the day. Working for home, I can’t say I would ever need it. But as I can’t access it from the State network, I’m limited to my mobile device. And while it’s accessible via a web browser, on a mobile device (phone or tablet) an app could be ‘easier’ maybe.

    You can't really build servers from your phone though, right? So what action do you expect to take by using the app? Typically if you are going to spin up or down a VM, you'd do that when you can really work on it. Otherwise, there is very little to be done.



  • @IRJ said in Vultr Mobile App:

    @JaredBusch said in Vultr Mobile App:

    I don't manage instances from my cell phone enough.

    The web interface works well enough.

    I would not trust a 3rd party app.

    And to add to this... Don't use your mobile to manage your servers. Didn't you just make a mistake yesterday by doing this 😉

    LOL,.. yes and no. My ‘mistake’ was trying to update the system from Ubuntu `18.04 to 20.04’



  • Yes, **if ** Vultr published it, I would be more likely to use it.



  • You aren't asking the right questions. You are saying "How do I specfically do X?" not "What is the best way to achieve my desired results?."

    Managing instances from a mobile is just a bad idea, I understand you are out and about and you may need to run a remote command or two on your mobile. Managing the console does nothing to help you. What you really need is SSH. There are apps that let you save SSH commands so if you needed to restart your database service you could save the command and it do it with a single click. You can automate updates that way or you can use something like unattended-upgrades to automatically do that for you.

    In no scenario do I see having an app for Vultr being beneficial. Let us know what problem you are actually trying to solve.



  • @IRJ in this case: I’m only asking thoughts on the app and nothing more.

    I have and use Termius and do some minor things via my mobile device. Everything else sits until I return home to dual 24” screens.



  • Consensus is that the app is not safe and doesn’t add enough benefit so- ignore it.



  • @IRJ said in Vultr Mobile App:

    You aren't asking the right questions. You are saying "How do I specfically do X?" not "What is the best way to achieve my desired results?."

    Managing instances from a mobile is just a bad idea, I understand you are out and about and you may need to run a remote command or two on your mobile. Managing the console does nothing to help you. What you really need is SSH. There are apps that let you save SSH commands so if you needed to restart your database service you could save the command and it do it with a single click. You can automate updates that way or you can use something like unattended-upgrades to automatically do that for you.

    In no scenario do I see having an app for Vultr being beneficial. Let us know what problem you are actually trying to solve.

    You are missing the point. He was managing the instances. Not the server running in the instances.



  • @JaredBusch said in Vultr Mobile App:

    @IRJ said in Vultr Mobile App:

    You aren't asking the right questions. You are saying "How do I specfically do X?" not "What is the best way to achieve my desired results?."

    Managing instances from a mobile is just a bad idea, I understand you are out and about and you may need to run a remote command or two on your mobile. Managing the console does nothing to help you. What you really need is SSH. There are apps that let you save SSH commands so if you needed to restart your database service you could save the command and it do it with a single click. You can automate updates that way or you can use something like unattended-upgrades to automatically do that for you.

    In no scenario do I see having an app for Vultr being beneficial. Let us know what problem you are actually trying to solve.

    You are missing the point. He was managing the instances. Not the server running in the instances.

    What is he managing that he can't do from ssh?



  • @IRJ
    Not that I would need to deploy many instances- but if this was for my office- spin up a new instance, or burn one, support requests, billing, add on storage- etc.

    Since my use case is personal, I don’t need all that, it can all wait till I get home. I can update, even rescan the files to update the file dB all from ssh- which I do via Termius.



  • @IRJ said in Vultr Mobile App:

    @JaredBusch said in Vultr Mobile App:

    @IRJ said in Vultr Mobile App:

    You aren't asking the right questions. You are saying "How do I specfically do X?" not "What is the best way to achieve my desired results?."

    Managing instances from a mobile is just a bad idea, I understand you are out and about and you may need to run a remote command or two on your mobile. Managing the console does nothing to help you. What you really need is SSH. There are apps that let you save SSH commands so if you needed to restart your database service you could save the command and it do it with a single click. You can automate updates that way or you can use something like unattended-upgrades to automatically do that for you.

    In no scenario do I see having an app for Vultr being beneficial. Let us know what problem you are actually trying to solve.

    You are missing the point. He was managing the instances. Not the server running in the instances.

    What is he managing that he can't do from ssh?

    You know. The instance. Not the server... FFS you dense today or what?



  • @IRJ said in Vultr Mobile App:

    @JaredBusch said in Vultr Mobile App:

    @IRJ said in Vultr Mobile App:

    You aren't asking the right questions. You are saying "How do I specfically do X?" not "What is the best way to achieve my desired results?."

    Managing instances from a mobile is just a bad idea, I understand you are out and about and you may need to run a remote command or two on your mobile. Managing the console does nothing to help you. What you really need is SSH. There are apps that let you save SSH commands so if you needed to restart your database service you could save the command and it do it with a single click. You can automate updates that way or you can use something like unattended-upgrades to automatically do that for you.

    In no scenario do I see having an app for Vultr being beneficial. Let us know what problem you are actually trying to solve.

    You are missing the point. He was managing the instances. Not the server running in the instances.

    What is he managing that he can't do from ssh?

    Vultr



  • @gjacobse said in Vultr Mobile App:

    Not that I would need to deploy many instances- but if this was for my office- spin up a new instance, or burn one, support requests, billing, add on storage- etc.

    If it was for your office, one would hope that it wouldn't be blocked.



  • @gjacobse said in Vultr Mobile App:

    I can update, even rescan the files to update the file dB all from ssh- which I do via Termius.

    These aren't things that the app would allow anyway. It's a Vultr app, not an SSH app.


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