How to increase my server size (scaling)January 23, 2014

 

You can increase your server resources in a few easy steps. Some infrastructure providers, allow separate scaling of server (CPU, memory) and of disks. Scaling speed will also vary between providers. 

View current configuration of the server

Tap on “Servers” on the top menu bar. There you can check the current server size (memory). If you click on any specific server, you will be able to check too the disk(s) size along with other data.

Server Configuration

Increasing server size

You can scale up (and with some infrastructure providers down too), the size (CPU and memory) of your server. Follow the steps bellow to do it:

  1. Click on the “Vertical Scaling”  option under the Server Management section.
  2. Now, open “Server Size” tab (it will be the only one available for some providers).
  3. Choose the new server size (mouse over each size for a description).
  4. Click “Scale Server” button to start the scaling process.

Important note: The applications in the server will be DOWN while the scaling process takes place. The time that the scaling process will take, will vary between providers.

Increase Server Size

Wait for the scaling process to complete.

Track Progress Bar

Now the server size is increased to “n1-std-1” in this example. 

server size

Increasing application disk size

With some infrastructure providers, you can control too the application and database disk sizes. This is a completely independent process from server scaling and can be completed separately following the next steps:

 

  1. Click on the “Vertical Scaling”  option under the Server Management section .
  2. Select “Disk Size for Application” (this will only appear if the infrastructure provider supports it).
  3. Increase your disk according to your requirements.
  4. Click “Scale” button to start the disk scaling.

Important note: The applications in the server will be DOWN while the disk scaling process takes place. The time that the scaling process will take, will vary depending on provider and disk size.

Increase Disk Size for Application

Wait for the disk scaling process to complete.

Track Progress Bar

New disk size for application is now 20 GB in this example.

Application Disk Size

Increasing database disk size

Same process can be done for database disk size (again just for infrastructure providers allowing it):

  1. Click on the “Vertical Scaling”  option under the Server Management section .
  2. Select “Disk Size for Application” (this will only appear if the infrastructure provider supports it).
  3. Increase your disk according to your requirements.
  4. Click “Scale” button to start the disk scaling.

Important note: The applications in the server will be DOWN while the disk scaling process takes place. The time that the scaling process will take, will vary depending on provider and disk size.

Disk size for database

Wait for the disk scaling process to complete.

Track Progress Bar

New disk size for database is now 20 GB in this example.

Disk size for database

 

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