Used shutdown -h now : How to restart my VPS

Posted April 24, 2014 16.8k views
I used this command instead of exit : shutdown -h now . Now my site is offline and when I type my IP and try to connect to it , it does not work. What to do ? How can I bring the site online ? Please help.
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Login to the the DO control panel click the droplet you want to boot and power it on from there.
Thanks Allison. Is my IP and root password the log in details ?

The login details are for your DigitalOcean account, not the password for the VPS itself. You should see the power menu, it looks like:

Click boot.

In the future, you can use the command:

sudo reboot

Hello, all

In order to reboot the droplet using the command line you can use these two options:

sudo reboot


`sudo shutdown -r now

They basically do the exact same thing so using any of them will complete the task.

Generally speaking, the shutdown command is more preferable because you have the option to specify the reason for the system reboot, e.g a maintenance. The additional feature is that you can schedule when the system needs to be powered down.

sudo shutdown -r now 'System maintenance'

This will reboot the server and it should be online shortly after the reboot.

Hope that this helps!