Resizing A Droplet The Correct Way


One of my sites seems to be struggling with resources so i am thinking of Resizing the droplet from the $10 per month to the $20 per month plan.

I am surprised that i cannot find details on ‘How To Resize Your Droplet’… can anyone help with steps for this (Ubunto / Wordpress).

Thanks in advance for your help.


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mucho demora esto , ni google demora tanto!! casi 10m y nisiquiera se cambian.

Hi, i just resized my droplet from 1GB RAM to 2GB RAM ( CPU & Disk Size not changed). I did not lose any disk data, my old IP address & disk data were retained.

i just followed the steps in this documentation :

@mosaic - To resize a Droplet, you must first power it off. DigitalOcean, as of right now, does not offer a way to resize without powering down. While you can power down from DigitalOcean’s CP, ideally, it should be done from the CLI using the poweroff or shutdown -h now commands. Once the Droplet is offline, you can proceed to resize. The time it takes to resize varies and is not absolute, so it’s best to do this at a time when traffic is low.

The alternative is to create a snapshot (which also requires you to power down) of your current Droplet and then restore that snapshot to a larger Droplet of your choosing. In most cases, this is quicker and you’d follow the same process to shutdown the Droplet as you would if you were to choose to resize.