Security updates are automatically applied to your server on a weekly basis. Forge accomplishes this by enabling and configuring Ubuntu's automated security update service that is built in to the operating system.
Forge does not automatically update other software such as PHP or MySQL automatically, as doing so could cause your server to suffer downtime if your application's code is not compatible with the upgrade.
The server's meta tab can be used to update important details of a server including the name, SSH connection details, timezone and tags.
# IP Addresses
If your servers IP address changes you will need to inform Forge so that it can remain connected and continue to manage your server.
To update the IP address of a server, go to the Meta tab and update the IP Address field under the Server Metadata section.
Rebooting an AWS Server
When rebooting an AWS server, AWS will allocate a new IP address to the server. You will need to update the IP address after a reboot.
By default, all servers are provisioned with a UTC timezone. If you need to change this, you can do so by selecting one of the timezones from the list. Forge is using the
timedatectl command to modify the system timezone.
# Archiving Servers
You may archive a server from the Forge UI by clicking the Archive button at the bottom of the server's detail page.
No Data Loss
Archiving a server will not delete your server from the provider and will leave all data intact. The server will no longer display in listings within the Forge UI.
# Transferring Servers To Other Users
Servers may be transferred to other Forge accounts from the server's "Meta" tab by providing the email address of the other Forge account.
The receiving Forge account will be sent an email address asking them to confirm the request.
Paid Accounts Only
You may only transfer servers to a paid account that has not reached its server quota.
# Server Logs
Forge provides the ability to view server log files from within the dashboard. You should select a log file from the View Log dropdown.
For performance reasons, Forge will only return the last 500 lines from a file. The log file path will be shown in both the dropdown and at the bottom of the log output.