How do I resize a droplet?

December 17, 2014 1k views

My WordPress site at is down. One solution suggested to me is to resize the droplet. How do I do that?

1 Answer

If you do not need the additional disk space in the larger plan right away you can use the fast resize tool in the control panel. To do this:

1.) Power off your droplet.
2.) Click on "resize" and select the new size.
3.) Your droplet will be resized and the higher RAM and CPU specifications will be available to you.

If you do need the extra disk space as well you can use the following procedure:

1.) Power off your droplet.
2.) Create a snapshot of your droplet from the control panel
3.) [optional] create a test droplet from this snapshot to ensure it functions as expected and destroy it when you are done.
4.) Destroy your current droplet from the control panel. Wait for the destroy event to complete.
5.) Create a new droplet in the same region, selecting your snapshot instead of one of the stock OS or Application images in the size you want. This new droplet will have the filesystem from your original droplet along with it's IP address. If you are not using ssh keys you will be emailed a new root password for the droplet.

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