If you did not know, there is fantastic cloud web hosting provider called Digital Ocean. If you have a need to setup quick and fast server for your website or test s0me applications – this is a place to go. Digital Ocean hosting starts at $5/month and their run on fast SSD drives. Setup server is very quick and fast and you are hosting your project at no time.
Just few days I have found out a great tool – that allows you to quickly see status of your server, IP address and allows you to reboot, shutdown if you need it. The icon nicely sits in your taskbar in Ubuntu desktop from where by click on the icon you can control the servers easily. You will need just install this repo on your Ubuntudesktop, get the host ID and Digital Ocean API from your account and enter these two into the installed app. Click refresh and you are good to go.
Install the repo on Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:andrewsomething/digitalocean sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install digitalocean-indicator
Reference and thanks to AndrewSomething.com