How to upgrade from Shared Hosting to Shared Hosting Plus

  • Applies to: Shared Hosting Plus
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 24-72 hours
    • Tools Required: Account Center access


What is Shared Hosting Plus?

It's the best of both worlds - the amped up power of a Virtual Private Server, but with an easy-to-use control panel that doesn't require a degree in Computer Science. The UI is nearly identical to the standard Shared Hosting, making the upgrade a smooth transition. However, you receive a multitude of new features and dedicated resources to power your sites.

When should I upgrade to Shared Hosting Plus?

We recommend upgrading if you're experiencing any of the following on your Shared Hosting server:

  • Maxing out your RAM, CPU/GPU, and I/O.
  • Want to create databases larger than 1GB.
  • Want free SSL's for all your sites.
  • Anticipating jumps in traffic over time.
  • Want guaranteed resources.
  • Want a dedicated IP.
  • Want improved SEO.

How can I upgrade to Shared Hosting Plus?

Shared Hosting customers:

Contact Support and a Guide can assist you in auto-migrating your content to Shared Hosting Plus. It's that easy!

Other server types (Managed WordPress, Grid, VPS, etc):

Customers can manually perform an upgrade by opening a new Shared Hosting Plus server and conducting a manual migration. If you need more direct assistance in manually migrating, Advanced Support offers a Move a Site service.


Do I need to prepare anything before migrating?

If you want to have your server auto-migrated when performing an upgrade, you will want to ensure your current disk space is below a certain limit (which scales depending on the Shared Hosting Plus plan you choose). This is to prevent errors or migration failures from occurring. The limits are listed below:

  • Launch: 39.06/60 GB
  • Enhance: 68.36/90 GB
  • Grow: 97.66/120 GB
  • Expand: 126.95/150 GB

If your current disk usage exceeds the limits above, we recommend lowering your disk usage to below the limit. If this is not possible, you can forgo auto-migration and perform a manual migration.

Do I need to do anything during the migration?

There is no work required for the customer while a migration is underway. In fact, we generally advise customers to not make changes to their server/sites during the migration. Generally the process will take 24-72 hours to complete, depending on the size and complexity of your server.

Do I need to do anything after migrating?

Generally there is no work required on the customer's end. However, we do recommend double checking your sites and DNS post-migration.

Is it possible to downgrade?

Unfortunately it is not possible to use auto-migration to downgrade your server. If you wish to downgrade, you can open a new server and manually migrate your content.

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