15. May 2015
Robot Web Service: Exciting Extension for Automated Order Processing
Robot web services enable you to perform important functions automatically
via a defined programming interface, for example such as starting the
installation of operating systems, sending Wake-on-LAN signals or performing
script-controlled server resets.
With the latest enhancements to the Robot Web Service, we have succeeded in
taking a major step towards simplifying serial order processing. Now vServers
and dedicated root servers, provided these are standard systems, can be
supplied automatically via the interface, saving time on processes which
previously needed to be performed manually.
And you can benefit from Hetzner Online Serverbidding, as the new feature now,
by means of an in-house developed program, makes it possible for you to access
the server auction, determine the right time to bid and place your order.
Saving money has never been so easy!
Once the order has been placed, a simple overview provides you with details on
current status as well as information about the allocated IP address and server
ID. Furthermore, SSH public keys can be stored in the Robot via the interface
and the web frontend. These keys allow for authentication without password on
the dedicated root server and can be used for:
- activating the Rescue System on the web frontend and web service
- automated Linux installation via the web frontend and web service
- ordering servers via the web service.