Questions regarding VPS servers

February 28, 2015 1.3k views

Dear friends ! I am evaluating the possibility to migrate my hosting services to a VPS you.

VPS you already have the WHM / Cpanel ? And if I want to move to a bigger plan , need to move all, or you only add , Memory, Disk , and everything to my current account?

2 Answers


As far as i know, DO presently doesn't have any WHM / Cpanel option. They provide you bare bone setup of different OS like Linux based CentOS or Ubuntu and such..

Once you deploy a VPS, you may purchase seperate cPanel / WHM license from anywhere else and install that on the VPS of DO which you can create from their panel..

For cPanel, its better to have a plan with 2GB or more RAM (as per specification) along with CentOS x64 (6.6 or 7) and you may follow following tutorial to install cPanel in DO..

Since DO is barebone setup so support of cPanel can be obtained from as its a paid software. Priced around USD 15 / Month..

Secondly, if you need to move to a bigger plan, all you need to do is,

  1. Shutdown the Droplet (VPS is called Droplet here)
  2. Then take a snapshot (make take a while depending on how much data you have)
  3. Then recreate a droplet with a bigger plan
  4. Restore the snapshot..

Read this ->

Possibility of Most of the question you have is answered many times here, so try to Google for answers with "Site:" search option in digital ocean domain to look for them for faster solution..


by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial covers how to manually migrate droplets between hypervisors by taking a snapshot of the droplet and then spinning it up in a large or smaller size.
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