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Change Hardware Resources on a 1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server Linux

For 1&1 Dynamic Cloud Servers Linux

Follow the steps below to increase or decrease the amount of virtual processor cores, RAM and hard disk space on your 1&1 Dynamic Cloud Server.

This process could potentially take a few hours to complete (depending on circumstances). It is best to perform a hardware configuration change when down time is least inconvenient.

Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
Click on the Server Administration panel title from the 1&1 Control Panel Start page.

Server Administration panel
Server Administration panel
Step 3
Check the box next to a Cloud Server instance and then select Hardware Configuration from the Administration drop-down menu.

Select Administration > Hardware Configuration
Select Administration > Hardware Configuration
Step 4
Use the slider bars below to set the hardware configuration. When changing the configuration, the price for each hardware resource will be displayed to the right of the slider bar and the total price for hardware resource upgrades will be displayed at the bottom.

Once you have chosen a configuration, click the Next button to continue. Click the check-box to confirm that you want to re-image your server. Select the operating system that will be installed on the server and click Next. Adjust your settings and click Next
Adjust your settings and click Next
Step 5
If you are reducing the disk space of your Cloud Server, you will have to re-image the server. Select an operating system and click Next
Select an operating system and click Next
Step 6
For the changes to take effect the system must be rebooted. It is recommended that you shut down the server manually. Select Manual shutdown and then click the Next button. Select Manual shutdown and click Next
Select Manual shutdown and click Next
Step 7
The image below appears, remaining until the server is shut down. Meanwhile, log into the server and ensure that open documents/tasks are saved or shut down and that no users are currently using the system. Log in via SSH and use the command shutdown -P now and press Enter to issue the shut down command. The server is being shut down
The server is being shut down
Step 8
After the server has shut down, go back to the 1&1 Control Panel and wait for the acknowledgement that the server has been shut down. Once the server has been shut down, click the Next button to continue. Click Next
Click Next
Step 9
The hardware configuration overview is shown with its corresponding price. The total monthly price is listed underneath the operating system (monthly price shown is calculated from a 30 day month).

Click the OK button to accept the hardware configuration and to acknowledge the new monthly charges as well as agreeing to the Terms & Conditions. Agree to Configuration
Agree to Configuration
Step 10
You will receive an E-mail to the address supplied in your 1&1 contact details when the configuration changes have been complete. Confirmation is displayed
Confirmation is displayed

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