Moving from a VPS hosting plan



The following describes the various ways you can downgrade or upgrade from a VPS hosting plan.

How to downgrade a VPS hosting plan

The following sections explain how to downgrade a VPS to another hosting plan.

Downgrading to Shared Starter

If you would like to downgrade from a VPS plan to a Shared Starter hosting plan, make sure your website falls within the plan's limitations, and then contact support to request this.

Downgrading to Shared Unlimited

To downgrade to a Shared Unlimited hosting plan, you must first add the plan. You can then proceed with deleting the VPS

When deleting, a message appears informing you that everything on the VPS will be moved to the Shared Server.

If you have both a Shared and Dedicated Server on your account, only the Dedicated Server will show as an option to move to when deleting your VPS.

If you would prefer to move to a Shared Server, contact support. DreamHost support will then move the data for you.

How to upgrade a VPS to another hosting plan

The following sections explain how to upgrade a VPS to another hosting plan.

Upgrading to a Dedicated Server

If you'd like to move all of the content on your VPS to a Dedicated Server, you must first purchase the Dedicated Server.

When adding the Dedicated Server, select your VPS in the dropdown to move all data. Once everything has been moved, you can then delete your VPS.

Upgrading to DreamPress

See the instructions on how to upgrade an existing WordPress site to DreamPress.

  • If you only had the single WordPress site, you can then delete the VPS.
  • If you have other sites on the VPS, you must continue paying for that plan since only the single site would have been moved to DreamPress.

Moving to a different VPS plan

See the change your VPS hosting plan article for instructions on moving your sites to a different plan.

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