Destroy a server
If you no longer want to use a server, you can destroy it.
Once you destroy a server, you cannot retrieve its data — nor can you contact us to have its data restored. We always recommend taking snapshots before destroying your servers.
Unless you used a dynamic IP address on the old server, you will need to update any domain names to use the new server's IP address. If you used a dynamic IP address, you'll need to assign it to the new server.
- In Cloud Servers, click the server you want to use.
- Click Stop.
- Click the Snapshots tab.
- Enter a Snapshot name, and then click Take snapshot.
Depending on the size of the server, the snapshot can take a few minutes to create. Do not complete the next step until your snapshot has completed.
- Click the Destroy tab.
- Click Destroy twice.
- Point your domain name to a server to point any domains to a different server