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How to Fix Space-on-Disk
You can check the space available on a Droplet’s disk
How can I whitelist the DigitalOcean Metrics agent with my firewall?
Allow your Droplet to connect with DigitalOcean’s monitoring so your Droplet can report metrics.
Can I make my Droplet smaller?
Resizing your Droplet can be just what is needed for a growing project.
Can I use Windows on a Droplet?
Windows cannot be used on a Droplet.
How can I destroy my Droplets while maintaining by backups?
Destroying a Droplet destroys the backups along with it. You’ll want to preserve your backups first.
How can I migrate my data from my previous provider?
DigitalOcean has guides to help you migrate your data from your previous provider.
How do I install an SSL Certificate on a Droplet?
There are a few ways to install an SSL on your Droplet, depending on where you get the certificate from.
My Droplet won't boot up. How can I access the recovery mode?
Use recovery mode to access Droplets that fail to boot up or have system problems.
Why is my droplet booting in Read Only mode?
File system corruption can cause a Droplet to boot into read only mode.
How do I reset my Droplet's root password?
You can reset your Droplet’s password using the control panel.
My droplet has high CPU or high RAM usage.
High RAM or CPU usage is normally the result of applications or kernel processes on the Droplet, not the physical host.
Can I have more than one WordPress instance installed?
You can serve multiple Wordpress instances from a single Droplet.
Can I have more than one domain on the same Droplet?
You can point multiple domains at a Droplet and server mutiple websites from it.
Why is SMTP blocked?
DigitalOcean blocks SMTP port 25 for some new accounts to prevent spam and other abuses of our platform.
Has my Droplet migration completed?
You can check to see if a Droplet’s migration has completed by checking its history.
Can I download a backup or snapshot?
You cannot currently download DigitalOcean backups or snapshots, but you can use third-party tools to save your data locally.
How do I manually back up my Droplet?
You can manually back up a Droplet using DigitalOcean snapshots or backups or, alternatively, using a third-party tool like rsync or SFTP.
How do I transfer a Droplet to another user?
You can transfer snapshots of Droplets to other users, who can then recreate the Droplet on their account from the snapshot.
How long will my backup or snapshot take to complete?
Creating a backup or snapshot takes roughly 2 minutes per GB of used space.