I had this situation today… a staging server went wonky to the extent that I couldn’t ssh in. Luckily I have an iPhone so I could reboot the VPS via my hosting providers web based control panel, which I have to say has been rock solid. Over the last 3 years I had only 4 outages basically 99.99 uptime.
So my question is can’t we have an url to reboot the server that we can bookmark? Something that will authenticates me and kicks of the reboot same as if I did it via the control panel.
Let me know your thoughts I’m very curious.