How do I move a server to or from a managed service?

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How do I move a server to or from a managed service?

Post by kraze » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:43 pm

  1. Go to our order page (http://www.nfoservers.com/order.php) and re-select the specifications for your server, just as you did when you originally set it up
  2. Towards the bottom, select "This is a change to an existing server"
  3. Where it says "Package to adjust", select the server you would like to adjust
  4. Where it says "Assign this to a managed machine/VDS?", select where you want it to be -- if you want it to be on a managed VDS or machine, choose that; if you want it to be in our regular standalone system, choose "No -- create it separately"
  5. If you are moving a game server onto a managed VDS/dedicated machine, you will be deleting your website and any other add-ons, so you will need a coupon code from us. Open a support request through the "Help!" page to describe what you are doing and ask us for this code so that you can enter it into the form.
  6. Click "Reviewed proposed changes"
  7. Read the confirmation page and confirm the changes you are making; if they are correct, follow the instructions listed there to start the transfer
Things to keep in mind:

- Your IP will not change unless you select a different location
- No files will be lost during the transfer
- You will gain free web-hosting if you switch to a regular standalone game server
- You will delete your free web-hosting if you switch to a managed game server on a VDS
- You will lose access to the "managed" tab in your control panel if you switch to a regular standalone game server

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