Leap has been with us for quite some time now, but it is continually receiving new features and getting upgraded in all sorts of ways. So, I thought it would be a good idea to let you guys know about some of the features it has and explain how they work, I’ll start off from the top (based on the actual UI graphics) with the “My Servers” Icon.
My Servers Icon
-Remote Desktop/SSH – From the “my servers” icon you will be able to see a list of all of your servers, and access any one of your servers via SSH or Remote Desktop right inside Leap. You can do this by clicking on the SSH/RDP button after clicking on which server you would like to access. Please note you will still need that servers root login information in order to gain access to the server.
-Bandwidth – From this icon you will also be able to see current, and past bandwidth usage calculated to the closest MB. This will allow you to keep a close eye on the server bandwidth usage and give you a good indication on when would be a good time to upgrade the bandwidth or hardware on any server in your list.
-Private Network -You will also notice that there is a “Private Network/SSL VPN button.” You would use this button if you had more than one server in the same datacenter that you wanted to setup a private network between. Setting up a private network would allow you to transfer data between the two/three/four/etc. servers at full pipe speed, standard is 100 mbps, this is very useful if you have different servers doing different tasks and the servers need to communicate with each other. Having a private network setup will also allow for a backend VPN connection in case the public side is down, or brought down purposely for testing or whatnot.
-OS Reload – You will also be able to request an OS Reload, if you need a fresh Operating System install, and get into your dedicated server in bailout mode in case of server troubles.
-Server Reboot – You can reboot the server through Leap with a few clicks of your mouse. Clicking this will send a command to your server making it do a hard reboot.
-Reverse DNS – Reverse DNS is one of the new features in Leap allowing you to manage your own Reverse DNS entries by simply editing a line right next to the ip you want to add an entry for.
-Update Root Password – In Leap you can also let the techs know that you changed the root password for your server. This will automatically update the password in our system in case the techs need to access it for support. Please note that this does not change the password on your server, its simply a tool to let the techs know the password has been changed.
That’s about it for the “My Servers” icon in Leap. We are always coming up with great new features to implement in Leap, and since we designed this platform in house its fairly easy for us to add new things. If you have any ideas or suggestions feel free to let us know, we would love to hear them.