How do I change the ipv4 without having to make a new droplet?

Is it possible to change the ipv4 without having to make a new droplet? And if it is how do I do it?

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IPs are assigned automatically so the best way to get a new IP address would be to take a snapshot of your droplet and then create a new droplet from that snapshot.

Basically, you just need the following article:

and create a snapshot of your Droplet so that you retain your information on it. Once you have it, create a new Droplet and restore the created snapshot on the newly created Droplet.


I don’t think that you can change the IP of an existing Droplet directly, but what you could do is to first take a snapshot of the Droplet and then spin up a new one based on that snapshot.

For more information on how to take a snapshot of a Droplet you can take a look at the documentation here:



Hello there,

Is there a particular reason you would like to change the IP address of the droplet?

The best way to achieve this will be to take a snapshot of the droplet and then spin up a new droplet from the snapshot. The process is simple and you can, later on, delete the snapshot and the old droplet.

Hope that this helps!