What is the difference between "Reboot" and "Restart" VPS power options? Print

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Reboot (Recommended)

Choosing this option cleanly shuts down the guest OS and starts the OS boot process fresh.

  1. Shuts down the OS cleanly (if possible)
  2. Turns off the VPS
  3. Turns on the VPS
  4. Boots into the OS

Please note that the control panel will force a "Restart" if the VPS does not respond or stops responding to step #1.


This option immediately “power cycles” the VPS. This does not cleanly shutdown the OS. It is the same as pulling the power cord to your computer then plugging it back in and turning it back on.

  1. VPS is immediately turned off (power removed)
  2. VPS is turned on
  3. Boots into the OS

We do not recommend using this power option unless the VPS is not responding.

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