How to Resize a Server

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Upgrading your Cloud VPS server is a simple process, and can be done in just a few satisfying clicks. Upgrades are a necessity. You work hard on your blog, or eCommerce store, and the traffic grows! Once you’ve optimized your WordPress site or Magento store, reward yourself with an easy upgrade process and increase the available resources to your Cloud VPS by following the steps below. This process can be followed for Cloud VPS Server or Cloud Dedicated servers.

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  • These instructions are intended specifically for resizing your VPS Cloud server.

Step #1: Login to Manage; Select the Server to Upgrade

Once you’ve logged into your Manage interface, you’ll be presented with a screen similar to the one below. It will list your dedicated servers and other services by hostname:

How to Upgrade Your VPSIn this case I want to upgrade the VPS whose Server Name (hostname) starts with centos7core.thebestfaked… which, as you can see under the column Type, is a 2 GB VPS. Check the box in the Status column to select that server:

How to Upgrade Your VPSStep #2: Select New Server Size

At the top of the page, in the Server Overview row, you now have the option to Resize your VPS. Click Resize!

Resize button highlightedThe next screen includes your upgrade options. In this case,  I can upgrade to a 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB Cloud SSD VPS, or a Cloud Dedicated Server with more custom options, which would all be excellent options. Today, I’ll upgrade to an 4 GB Cloud SSD VPS.

resize server to 4gb option selectionStep #3: Resize the Server

I want the 4 GB Cloud SSD VPS. I’ve selected it, and now I am going to click Next.

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Before the upgrade/resize starts you’ll receive a Request Confirmation pop-up dialogue box. Read through the note and select which type of resize you would like to perform: Full or Quick. A Full resize will update all of your server’s resources (cpu, ram, and disk space). A Quick resize will only update cpu and ram (you’ll need to manually update disk space later). Once you’ve selected the type of resize you want to perform, click Next.

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Once you click the Next button, you’ll be given the option to schedule the resize at a more convenient time (resizes do require at least one reboot, which will result in some downtime). To schedule the resize for later, choose a date and time from the scheduling box. If you’d like to perform the resize immediately, leave the scheduling box blank and just click Confirm.

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That’s it! Now just sit back while your server upgrades!

The time an upgrade will take can vary based on how busy the server is, how much data there is on the server, etc. In your Manage interface you will see Notifications in the sidebar that will keep you informed regarding the upgrade’s status!

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