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How To Control Your Server Instance From The Client Area

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How To Control Your Server Instance From The Client Area

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This page is for managing our Legacy KVM servers, which were no longer available as of November 2017.  If you purchased a Cloud VPS instance, or a VPS after November 2017, please review our Server Management Panel Overview.  If you are using a server purchased before November 2017, please continue reviewing this article.

To control your server instance,  simply follow these two steps to access the server’s controls:

Step One: From your Client Area, navigate to Services > My Services in the menu bar. On the resulting page, select Manage for your server that you wish to apply changes to.

How to manage existing services

Step Two: On this new page, you can view the available options for your server which are detailed below:

Client Area VPS Console

Here is a list of the command options available in the control panel, and what they do for your server:

  • Console –  This provides a KVM console to login to your server instance, most useful when you are having a networking issue that is stopping an RDP or SSH connection.
  • Reboot – This power cycles your server, turning it off and on again.
  • Shutdown – This shuts your server down, not bringing it back online.
  • Boot – This powers on an offline server.
  • Rebuild – This allows you to reinstall your server to it’s default state, or you can also install a completely new operating system if desired.
  • PAE – Stands for Physical Address Extension, only relevant for older 32 bit operating systems. Enabled by default and should be left alone unless you have a specific need to disable.
  • Graphs – This gives a raw graph readout of inbound and and outbound network usage over the last 24 hours.

Below these options you can also view your usage graphs, how much memory is currently being used, how much drive space is being used presently,  as well as traffic and load average graphs. 

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