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 transfer form. For more information, please refer to the articles below:

Switching from a Different Level of VPS

We have online forms for requesting to upgrade or downgrade between different VPS levels:

Please contact our Billing department via phone or Live Chat to modify settings while remaining on the same level of VPS. If you are adding cPanel to your VPS, we will leave the old container active so you can transfer files to the new container. You must cancel the old container when you are finished with 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.

Please Note: Once a VPS plan has been purchased, the billing cycle cannot be changed.

Is There a VPS Coupon Code?

You may use the 20% off coupon. It is the best discount available that we offer. This coupon is only good for the first invoice. The discount will automatically be applied to your total at the time you purchase your new plan.

Where Do I Start?

After purchasing your VPS plan, log into 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.