Status Communities require a type of node called the control node for administration purposes. When you create a community, your computer becomes a control node.
As the community owner, the control node runs automatically in your Status desktop app if you use the same profile and computer where you set up the community.
The community control node maintains the settings, configuration and functionality of your community. Keep the Status desktop app where you set up your community running and connected to the internet as much as possible, or at least once every six days.
If you want to administer your community from another computer, set up your same Status profile on that computer without importing the community's private key. This process doesn't create a new control node, and you can complete it on as many computers as you want.
Using a different computer is helpful if you run your Status Community on your desktop computer but want to travel with your laptop, for example. Additionally, you can delegate admin permissions to others using tokens.
No matter how many additional computers you use to administer your community, they all forward admin tasks to the Status desktop app working as the control node, which functions as the administration hub.