Managing your Virtual Servers

Once you have created your virtual servers, you are able to control them through the Cloud Manager's Virtual Servers menu. The Virtual Servers menu provides you an overview of your current server list as well as an the ability to see their current capacity.

Manage Server Power Options

Once a server builds, you can control its power setting. Whenever a server is powering on, powered off, or restarting, the server is not available.

To power on, off, or restart your server:

  1. From the Cloud Manager, click Virtual Servers.
  2. Click the name of the desired server.
  3. Click Tools and select the desired option:

Select a power option for your server

Once you select a power option, your server will queue a task to power on, off, or restart, and then do so once the server is available.

If you are power cycling more than one server at a time, server power and suspend options are also available on the Virtual Servers overview.

Change Server Plans

If you need more memory, storage space, or processing power, you can upgrade your server plan at any time. If you do not need the full capacity of your current server plan, you can downgrade your server to a lower level.

To decrease your plan level, you must adjust your server's storage disks to be within the limits of a lower plan. Learn More โ†’

To change your server plan level:

  1. From the Cloud Manager, click Virtual Servers.
  2. Click the name of the desired server.
  3. Click Tools and select Edit Virtual Server.
  4. Select a server plan.
  5. Click Save to change your server plan.

Select a new plan

Your server might need to restart after you change your plan, temporarily interrupting access to your server. You should adjust your plan during off-peak hours, when there is little traffic on your server. Users are unable to access a server while it restarts.

Reset Server Root Password

The Server Properties menu allows you to change your root account password in case you need to use root access. You should not use root access regularly, and should set the root password to a random string after finishing as root to ensure account security.

To reset your root password:

  1. From the Cloud Manager, click Virtual Servers.
  2. Click the name of the desired server.
  3. Click Tools and select Reset Root Password.
  4. Choose whether to Set password or Reset Password With Random String.
Your server needs to restart to change your root password, temporarily interrupting access to your server. Change your root password during off-peak hours, when there is little traffic on your server.

Access the Server Console

The Server Properties menu allows you to use a web-based console to access your virtual server from a command prompt.

To access your Virtual Server:

  1. From the Cloud Manager, click Virtual Servers.
  2. Click the name of the desired server.
  3. Click Console.