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How Do I Upgrade My Hosting?

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Upgrading an existing service with Hostwinds is made quick and easy through your Hostwinds Client Area. Through your client area, you can upgrade any existing service within its product line. This means if you have a Basic Web Shared service, you can upgrade to Advanced Shared or Ultimate Shared without needing to contact our sales support teams.

The exception would be if you wish to upgrade between difference product lines, such as Web Shared to Business, or from either service to a Cloud VPS or dedicated server. Since the product lines are on different physical servers, they require assistance from our support teams, either via ticket, LiveChat or Phone (1-888-404-1279). Our LiveChat, Phone, and Sales agents can advise in the steps required to get set up, and our Technical Support teams can assist in migrating your sites and data.


[notification type=”alert-warning” close=”false” ]If you wish to upgrade a Cloud VPS instance, please review our guide on How to Upgrade Your Cloud Instance.[/notification]


To perform an upgrade on an existing Hosting service, please review the following steps:


Step 1: Login to your Hostwinds Client Area


Step 2: Click on Services at the top, and from the drop down select My Services


How to get to My Services in the Client Area


Step 3: Select the Manage option next to the product you wish to Upgrade.


upgrade shared business hosting


Step 4: Under the Actions section, select Upgrade/Downgrade


upgrade downgrade button under actions menu


Step 5: Select the level and billing cycle you wish to upgrade to by clicking on View Options.


The options available to upgrade/downgrade


Step 6: Click on Choose This Plan once you have chosen the tier and billing cycle you wish to upgrade to.


The available billing options to choose for your upgrade/downgrade


Step 7: Proceed with checkout.


[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]Upgrading from a Web Shared service to a Business service requires a support ticket, and cannot be done via your client area. If you wish to upgrade in this manner, please contact us by Opening a New Ticket to Sales, or contacting our LiveChat or Phone Support (1-888-404-1279) Agents.[/notification]


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