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Remote server administration from my phone

How many of you are capable of managing your sites from your phone?



7:39 pm on Mar 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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For years now I've been loyal to my T-mobile Sidekick II. It has allowed me the freedom of basically going anywhere I want at any time and still be able to manage my site(s) AND servers.

I have all my domain emails forwarded to the device... It has a great built-in web browser (with javascript capability) so I can browse/moderate and update my site(s) using any web-tools I have.

It also has a great SSH (secure telnet) application that lets me remote into any of my servers if some hard-core maintenance is required (ie - reboot the server, run some database utilities, etc).

I'm sure there are other devices out there that accomplish the same thing... I'm curious to hear what you all are using?


4:07 am on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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That's classified as a phone? Looks like a PDA or a palmtop.

I run VNC on all my machines. I have GoToMyPC accounts on my main workstations for outside access. If I can access my main machines I can then VPN between them to do work.


3:39 pm on Mar 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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One thing to look for is to see if there is a cell phone "skin" available for your control panel software.


2:57 pm on Mar 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yes the sidekick is a PDA phone I guess... But I use it as my primary mobile phone... though it is not a great phone... works fine for me.


4:27 am on Mar 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I run an rdc client on my blackberry - works great. Also supports ssh, but I don't use that.

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