Important question for any digital ocean user, please help. Droplets.

Posted March 17, 2017 1.6k views
DigitalOceanUbuntu 16.04

1: I have a question.
when I buy a droplet by 5$. Do I can use the 10$ or 20$ for example for 1 hour or 1 day. If I have traffic in that day. and then back to use the 5$ again. And after that do I can use 10$ or 20$ then back using the 5$.
I am talking about just 1 droplet.

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You can only downgrade to a lower plan if you did not upgrade the disk.

So if you have a $5 plan, you can upgrade to anything above that, just don’t expand disk, and you can downgrade again.
The upgrade takes about a minute and will require restart of your server.

You can not downgrade a (example) $20 plan with 40GB disk to a plan with lower disk space, i.e. $10 or $5 plans.

  • thank you so much for this answer. could you please tell me how I make restart of my server.

    • When you upgrade, it will automatically restart the server. It is recommended to shutdown the server before the upgrade.
      On the server, you simply run sudo shutdown. Then you go to the DigitalOcean control panel, click the droplet, click the Resize-menu and select which plan you want.

thank you so much. and after that it will work automatically.