Transition to MeshCentral2
There is a new MeshCentral v2 server now at https://meshcentral.com and accounts have been moved over to the new server.
If you had an account here before February 13th 2019, you will have accounts on both the new and older MeshCentral v1 server at https://legacy.meshcentral.com.
For businesses or users with important usages, please go ahead and run your own server.
Running Your Own Server
MeshCentral2 is fully open source and you are encouraged to run your own server. You can get started here.
You can get MeshCentral2 on NPM, take a look at the blog or Twitter channel.
Running your own MeshCentral server is cheap. You can use an Amazon AWS t3.nano running Amazon Linux2 for 3.75$/month plus traffic cost and manage
about 100+ devices easy. An Amazon AWS t3.medium will manage 10000+ devices for 30$/month plus traffic cost. So there is no excuse not to run your own.
You get to only allow the people you want and access all administrator controls. Other options include installing the MeshCentral server on a normal desktop PC or even a
Raspberry Pi for managing computers on your local area network.
Work on MeshCentral v1 started in late 2008.
When MeshCentral v1 was first designed, most browsers did not support web sockets or HTML5 and WebRTC was a ways off.
Web technologies have changed a lot since MeshCentral's original design and at some point it was time for a major update.
Last year, I started work on MeshCentral2 and it's been doing great.
MeshCentral2 has many benefits over the older version:
MeshCentral2 supports the Google Authenticator app, U2F and OTP hardware keys and one-time backup codes. This helps protect account a lot more than just a username and password.
Please consider making use 2 factor authentication and configure a few options so you got a backup.
MeshCentral2 will ask for your email address, will validate it and will use that address for password recovery if needed. This important feature was completely missing in v1.
Faster, Real-time web site.
With MeshCentral2 everything is real time, no more hitting the refresh button. Also, we use the web application model so the web site a very fast.
- Easy Installation.
For people installing their own server, MeshCentral2 is built entirely in NodeJS and can be installed in minutes on a new server.
This contrasts with the older ASP.net/IIS server that required a complicated installer.
Polymorphic Mesh Agent.
While the mesh agent in MeshCentral1 was very portable, it required us to frequently recompile it and release updates to support new features.
MeshCentral2 allows the server to be setup and host many MeshCentral web sites at once. Really nice when you want support many customers.
If you want to run your own MeshCentral2 server, instructions are available at:
For any other information: