xCloud is a cloud-based server management tool that gives you control to upgrade your server over your virtual servers. While you have the power to make changes, it’s essential to understand when and how to do it wisely. You may have to resize your server when you are out of disk space but there are a few things that you must take into account.
Why You Should Be Cautious:
- Downtime Warning: If you resize or upgrade your server, it can cause downtime, which means your websites will be temporarily unavailable.
- Possible Issues: Making changes to your server can sometimes lead to unexpected problems, just like when you update your computer’s operating system. It may require extra troubleshooting and, in some cases, a fresh start.
Things To Consider Before Upgrading If You’re Running Out Of Server Disk Space: #
- Check Disk Space: First, check if there are unnecessary files or folders taking up space on your server. Remove them to free up server storage. Normally server logs might take up many space which can be solved by easily restarting the server.
- Moving Some Sites to a New Server: Create a new server with the same size and move some websites from your existing server to the new one. This minimizes downtime, and you can leave important sites on the old server. You can use our Site Clone feature to clone any site to any connected servers.
- Moving All Sites to a Bigger Server: Alternatively, you can create a larger server and move all your websites to it. Once everything is transferred, you can shut down the old server. This can be cost-effective. You can use our built-in Full Server Migration Feature to do this for bulk site migration with xCloud temporary staging domains.
- Follow Resize Procedure: If none of the above options work for you, follow the resizing instructions provided by your cloud provider:
Perform Remote Backup to S3 Storage: In xCloud you can take remote backup to your integrated s3 bucket storage from any provider. This is a smart way to protect your data. If anything goes wrong during the server resize or upgrade, your important information will still be safe in a separate, secure location.