Using Your VPS Power Controls

This article explains how to take advantage of the power controls provided to you for server management.

Accessing Your Power Controls

You will need to be logged into your Dashboard. Then you can find the power controls on the overview page for whichever server you are wanting to manage. The buttons are located at the very top of the overview page.

Rebooting Your VPS

You can perform a reboot of your server by way of the Reboot button. Once clicking this button, a confirmation will appear. Click Confirm to continue with the reboot. This will issue a graceful reboot to your server.

You may also notice on the confirmation box that there is an option to enable
 a forced reboot. This is recommended only if your server is frozen and the graceful reboot is unsuccessful.

NOTE: Please do not issue reboot multiple times, as with each click creates a new Restart Job meaning that if click the button 3 times, it will queue up 3 jobs to restart the machine.

Powering Off Your VPS

This is an uncommon option, however an option nonetheless. You can perform a safe shutdown of your server with the Power Off button. Once clicking this button, a confirmation will appear. Click Confirm to continue with shutting down your server.

Again on the confirmation box there is an option to enable a forced shutdown. This is recommended only if your server is frozen and the power off button is unsuccessful.

Powering On Your VPS

This option will only be available when your VPS was in the off state. You can power on your server with the Power On button. Once clicking this button, a confirmation will appear. Click Confirm to continue with shutting down your server.

Job List

Towards the bottom of your server's overview page is a section that displays Recent Jobs. This is a helpful resource in case you need a history of the commands that have been issued to your server, especially if your account shares users.

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