I have a droplet that has about 150 websites (Cpanel/WHM) on it, using the droplet public IP (not the floating IP).

I need to make a larger server, but because I used a larger disk I cannot go to a server that has less disk (but has more CPU/RAM).

I need to go to a server that has more CPU/RAM while also keep my current droplets IP. I am not using the floating IP. I can’t have the IP change because then I would have to go and update all 150 A records.

How can I do this?

Also, there is a note saying that I can upgrade and get double the amount of RAM/CPU for the same price. Does this change the IP?

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Hello,

Please see our tutorial on how to resize Droplets:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-resize-your-droplets-on-digitalocean

Please note that once you resize to a larger disk, you will no longer be able to resize to a smaller plan. This is because there will be a disk mismatch and we do not currently support shrinking a virtual server’s disk.

There are two resizing options for Droplets:

  1. CPU and RAM only. This option lets you increase or decrease the amount of CPU and RAM available to a Droplet.
  2. Disk, CPU, and RAM. This option increases the amount of CPU and RAM available to a Droplet and permanently increases the size of a Droplet’s disk.

During the Resize process, the Static IP address and Data remains same. For Pricing related, refer to below link:

https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing/

Regarding the question on Floating IP:

Floating IPs let you redirect network traffic between any of your Droplets within the same datacenter. Assigning a floating IP to a Droplet doesn’t replace or change its original public IP address.

Refer to below link for more inisights:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/networking/floating-ips/

Cheers,
Sri Charan

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