How do I upgrade my plan?

June 2, 2015 1.5k views
DigitalOcean Deployment CentOS

How can I upgrade my plan on a existing droplet? If not, how do I transfer all the data?

1 Answer


Being on Cloud VPS, its pretty dam simple but still remember, depending on your existing size of the disk, your website will face down time. Not much though, maximum of an hour or so.

Step One

Power off the droplet and then take a snapshot.

Step Two

Delete existing droplet.

Dont worry, the IP will be reserved for few hours or so.

Step Three

Deploy a new droplet using your snapshot (which you just took) with a larger plan.

Follow this below guide for detailed info and steps..

by Zach Bouzan-Kaloustian
This tutorial covers how to manually migrate droplets between hypervisors by taking a snapshot of the droplet and then spinning it up in a different region.
  • You can now upgrade a droplet without destroying and re-creating it: How To Resize Your Droplets on DigitalOcean.

    Resizing your servers can be an effective way of increasing their capacity, by allowing them to utilize more memory (RAM), CPU, and disk storage. The ability to resize a server, also known as vertical scaling, can be useful in a variety of situations that prompt the need for a more powerful server, such as if your concurrent user base increases or if you need to store more data. In this tutorial, we will show you how to resize your server, also known as a droplet, on DigitalOcean.
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