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Change Operating System

  • Applies to: (ve), Developer Dedicated, DV Developer

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Time needed: 5 minutes

  • Tools needed: None

 
  • Applies to: DV Developer
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time: 30
    • Tools needed: None
  • Applies to: (ve) Server
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time: 30
    • Tools needed: None

Overview

NOTE:

The DV Developer product contains the newest operating system builds and backend hardware. If you reinstall your operating system, your (ve) Server will automatically become a DV Developer server. All pricing and resource allocations remain the same between the (ve) and DV Developer.

You can reinstall your server at any time with a new operating system directly in the AccountCenter. For more information about the various operating systems you can choose from, please see our product page.

Instructions

  1. Log into your AccountCenter.
  2. Select your domain from the 'Domains' drop-down menu.
  3. Choose the Rebuild Server icon:

    Rebuild Server icon

  4. You will now be presented with a list of available choices for your DV Developer(ve) server. Choose your new distribution and click the Rebuild Server button at the bottom right:

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  5. You will be prompted with a warning box. Choose Yes, I'm Sure to continue. This is your last chance to keep your current Operating System:

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  6. While your new OS is installing, you will see a spinning icon to the right of the OS you chose. Feel free to stay on the page to see when the installation is complete or come back in a short while. Navigating away from this page will have no effect on your installation:

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  7. Once completed, you can begin using your new OS. Any data from your previous system will be moved to the /old directory. Please delete or archive this data as it will count against your total disk usage.
 

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