Managing a server

You have access to all controls to manage a server both from the Application view and from the Server Details view. In the Application view, if you have servers distributed in different regions, you need to select the region to access the list of its servers.

Server ready

You can access the Server Details view by clicking on the server name. The page shows some information about the server, such as its description and launch date. It can then be split into a number of tabs, depending on the server type.

The main view (or General tab, if applicable), common to all server types, shows the state of the server, its configuration and the network details to reach the server. In particular, for servers running SmartFoxServer, the Status section also shows the CPU, network and concurrent users of the last 5 minutes.
And speaking of servers running SmartFoxServer, the Statistics tab shows detailed CPU, network, concurrent users and daily active users diagrams of the last 7 days.

The server controls

When the state of a server is "running" (green light), you can click the [Actions] icon to access the server controls menu. The available actions are:

  • Edit - You can rename your server or enter its description; both helpful to better identify a server in case of large applications made of multiple servers
  • Take snapshot - You can store an image of the server, for backup or cloning purpose (see Server snapshots for more information)
  • Reboot - You can restart the server's operating system; the hosted application (SmartFoxServer, MySQL) is launched again on reboot completion
  • Terminate - You can stop a running server and delete it permanently

Server administration

When the state of a server is "running" (green light), you can click the [Admin] icon to be redirected to the admin login screen.

As an additional security layer, a separate login must be performed before accessing the server's administration interface. You can login using the credentials highlighted in the box below.

NOTE: both SmartFoxServer 2X and MySQL initially have a default admin user, while the password is the one entered during the server configuration before its launch. As this password is not saved internally by Overcast, in case you forget it, the only option will be to terminate the server and launch a new one. Beware!

  • SmartFoxServer 2X:
    • Name: admin
    • Password: -the one you provided-
  • MySQL:
    • Name: root
    • Password: -the one you provided-

Custom third-level domain

When the state of a server is "running" (green light), you can click the [Edit domain] icon to edit the custom third-level domain name assigned to the server. Check the SSL certificates document for more information.