Regardless of whether you use Amazon's app store for Android, there's no denying that a free app every day is a good deal. Of course, sometimes the deals are better than usual. Today's free app of the day is Servers Ultimate Pro, which is normally $8.99.
For those not acquainted with the app, it allows users to run servers from their mobile device, with over 70 protocols supported (see the full list in the app's description), and a heaping handful of network tools. The app does require root for a few protocols (like VNC and VPN), but otherwise Servers Ultimate Pro doesn't have very many limitations.
The stuff that we do on a computer or mobile device right now is enabled, at some point, by the black magic worked by a class of modern sorcerers known as the Holy Order of Server Administrators. Or actually, just server admins, but the point is that it can be a hard job to keep all these applications and services working properly, and New Relic is one of the more popular tools to make it happen. Now all the great tracking and analytics features from New Relic are built into an Android app.
If you have a spare Android device lying around and want to get some added functionality out of it, turning into a server is a practical and potentially useful way to give it new life. While there are several ways to go about that, Servers Ultimate is a tool that delivers more than 36 servers and 40 different protocols all in a single app to make the task easier. And as of the most recent update, it added a slew of network tools and additional servers to the mix. Here's a look at the new additions:
- PHP + Lighttpd Server - MySQL Server - Remote Control App Server - TFTP Server - FTP Proxy Server - Syslog Server - Styx Server - Stomp Server - NFS Server - iSCSI Server - DHCP Server - Trigger Server - Rsync Server - Git Server - NTP Server
New network tools:
- IP Calculator (IPv4 and IPv6) - Whois - Raw socket (TCP and UDP) - Command line - Ping - Network speed - HTTP Headers - Wake on LAN - Lookup (mac to vendor, ip to host, host to ip, DNS) - Traceroute - MySQL Monitor - Remote control app client - Fast port scanner - Check connectability
- Import / Export servers - Tasker and Llama support - Help files - Use cronjob rules to start/stop/switch servers - Log to a file - Password protect the app - Use the remote control client to add/edit/start/stop/etc servers remotely - Allow to run servers on ports below 1024 on rooted devices - Now a server can be run on a specific network interface or all network interfaces - The backlog can be set for most servers - Added support for notifications when a server is started/stopped (email, sms, etc) - Added support for IPv6 - Fixed a lot of bugs - Added a lot of small improvements to different servers
Aside from the additional functionality, tools, and new servers in this version, it has also been completely redesigned to offer Holo UI in both dark and light – simply head into the settings menu to toggle between the two.