Convert existing VPS to SSD VPS

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#1

So…new customers can get “All new VPS servers with SSDs, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 1GB of RAM” for only $15/month.

That’s a deal I’m interested in. (A gig of ram for $15!) How can I convert my existing VPS’s over to an SSD VPS? Do I have to create a new VPS, transfer over my existing domains, and then delete my old VPS’s?

Also, are the number of SSD VPS’s limited?


#2

I actually asked about this last week, and the live chat reply was:

So there’s a “waiting” list for existing VPS (normal) users. Personally, I have the feeling the “existing” customers are being left out. Why should there be a waiting list for existing VPS users? Just to gain new users?


#3

So in the DreamHost newsletter that I received today, there’s this bit:

Of course, you only get 30GB of storage space with that deal, which may be an issue for some. I’m using less than 4GB right now, so I’ll try it out. I use WordPress as a cdn, so I doubt that by the time I bump against that border, I’ll need more RAM anyway.


#4

Still find it strange you get more RAM for a lower price than the normal VPS option.


#5

The new hardware platform we’re using for our SSD-based VPSes supports a lot more memory than our older hardware did. The servers we’re currently deploying have 128 GB of RAM, about four times as much as the older VPS host servers.


#6

You should just be able to create a new VPS under a new user, and migrate your existing sites from the old to the new VPS, then shut down the old VPS.

Unfortunately, I tried this, and the files were not properly migrated. In fact, none of them copied to the new VPS. I have a ticket in, so hopefully it will be easy to resolve. I haven’t had issues with migration between VPSs in the past.


#7

I just created a new VPS, and then transferred all my domains over to it. Since it’s a new VPS, you need to create a new VPS user. All in all, a fairly simple and seamless process.


#8

So existing customers on the “old” VPS hardware are being left out?


#9

Not at all. Existing customers can create a new SSD-based VPS at any time and move domains from their old VPS to the new one.


#10

It’s easy, but it may take more than 15-30 minutes for the transfer to be complete. Do it just before you go to bed.