We make it easy to upgrade or downgrade your Linode VPS by changing plans and adding additional resources. If you're expecting a temporary burst of traffic to your website, or if you're not using your VPS as much as you thought, you can temporarily or permanently resize your Linode to a different plan. You can also make smaller changes to your Linode by adding extras, like RAM or storage space.
You can move your Linode from one plan to another by using the resize feature. To complete the resizing process, your Linode will be powered off and migrated to a different host in the same data center. Your data, configuration profiles, and IP addresses will be all be moved to the new host. Please note that the migration will take approximately 2-3 minutes per gigabyte of data.
If you're downgrading your plan, verify that your disk images are using less space than the new plan provides. For instructions on resizing disk images, see Manage Linode Disk Images.
Here's how to resize your Linode:
Your Linode has been successfully resized and migrated to the new host.
If you only need to add a single extra resource, such as additional RAM or storage, you can purchase it and add it to your account as an extra. Extras can be added to your Linode at anytime, and the changes are effective immediately. Here are the extras available:
Here's how to add extras:
If you added disk space, you will need to resize the disk images to take advantage of the new space. For instructions on resizing disk images, see Manage Linode Disk Images.
Active extras will appear in the Existing Extras section at the bottom of the Extras webpage.
You can remove extras from your account at anytime. Here's how:
You will be issued a prorated service credit for the time left in the current billing period. This credit may be used to purchase additional Linode services in the future. Service credit is always used before charging the credit card on file for ongoing service.
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Last edited by Matthew Cone on Friday, June 1st, 2012 (r2891).