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How Do I Switch to VPS?

Switching from Shared, Reseller, or Dedicated hosting

You can switch to a VPS from a Shared, Reseller, or Dedicated Server by purchasing a new VPS hosting plan, transferring your files, changing DNS, waiting 48 hours for propagation, and, finally, canceling the old plan.

We can also migrate your content for you when you complete the migration form. For more information, please refer to the articles below:

Switching from a different level of VPS

We have instructions in the following articles for how to upgrade or downgrade between different VPS levels:

Please contact us via phone or chat to modify settings while remaining on the same level of VPS. If you add cPanel to your VPS, we will leave the old container active to transfer files to the new container. You must cancel the old container when you finish the transfer process.

How do I purchase a VPS?

You can purchase a VPS here. For VPS plans, HostGator offers a billing cycle of 1 month, 3 months,  6 months, or 1 year.

Where do I start?

After purchasing your VPS plan, log in to SSH or cPanel to get started. If you are unfamiliar with SSH, you may want to consider upgrading to a higher-level VPS account with cPanel. We will be glad to guide you through getting started with cPanel installed on your VPS. The steps are very similar to our Reseller Startup Guide.