It is possible to transfer, upgrade or change CPU of a droplet to the newest CPUs?

Posted March 2, 2021 1.1k views
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I want to use the newest Intel or AMD CPUs but I already have a basic classic CPU droplet with a live website. It is possible?

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Hi @henrymendeez,

As far as I can see at the moment there is no automatic way.

You might need to create such a droplet and migrate your Application over to it from your end. I’ll raise this question as an idea so that it’s automated in the future!

Alternatively, you should be able to create a snapshot of your current droplet, then create a new droplet from the already created snapshot.

More information about that can be read here:


Hello, @henrymendeez

You can create a snapshot of your current droplet and then spin up a premium droplet using the snapshot.

To migrate a Droplet using snapshots, you should:

  1. Create a snapshot of a Droplet.

  2. Optionally, move the snapshot to a new region if you want to migrate your Droplet to a new region or transfer the snapshot to a new account) if you want to migrate your Droplet to a new account.

  3. Create a new Droplet from the snapshot in the desired region or from the desired account.

You can check the full process listed in our tutorial:

Hope that this helps!

  • Thanks for your answer. I will test this. I have Cyberpanel installed and a few websites on it. Do you think I’ll get issues with the new IP?

    • Hello there,

      If you’ve pointed any websites/domains to the Cyberpanel droplet you can first create the new droplet from the snapshot and once everything is up and running re-point the DNS to the new droplet.

      If you have other software running on the old/current droplet it will be automatically configured the snapshot on the new droplet, but if you have hardcoded the current IP address in any third party website apps you will need to use the new droplet IP once the new droplet is created in order to make the transition.

      Hope this makes sense.