Control an instance

After an instance has been spawned in , you can control it in a number of ways.

Basic controls

Control tabs are located at the top ribbon of the instance.

These tabs provide areas to control a number of the core functionality of the instance, as well as interface with a number of other associated systems. A summary of each:



Provides a summary of the instance's basic information including its name, status, IP addresses, and resource usage.


Displays the instance's network interfaces, IP addresses, and security groups. It also provides options to manage the instance's network interfaces and IP addresses.

System Log

Gives you access to system logs for the instance. These logs can be used to troubleshoot and diagnose issues with the instance.


Provides real-time and historical information about the instance's resource usage such as CPU, memory, and storage usage.

Network Traffic

Displays a graph of the incoming and outgoing network traffic for the instance, as well as the current and peak network usage.


Allows you to create and manage snapshots of the instance. A snapshot is a point-in-time copy of the instance's data, which can be used to create new instances or restore the instance to a previous state. From this tab, you can create new snapshots, view and manage existing snapshots, and restore an instance from a snapshot.


Shows the status and configuration of any volumes attached to the instance. You can also detach or attach new volumes to the instance from this tab.

History Log

Lists all actions taken on the instance, including the date, time, and user who made the change.

Security Groups

Displays the security groups that are associated with the instance, and allows you to add or remove security groups from the instance.

Additional controls

There are also several buttons available on the top of the page for basic instance actions.

Functionality is as follows:

ActionWhat it does


Shuts downs gracefully, allowing any running processes to complete before the instance is powered off.


Reboots the instance, restarting all processes and services. This is useful for resolving issues with unresponsive instances or to apply updates and changes.


Change the instance's plan, which determines its RAM, disk space, and vCPUs. This can be useful for adjusting the instance's resources to better suit its workload.


Enter rescue mode, which provides temporary access to the instance's file system in case of a boot failure or other issues that prevent normal access.

The top-right of the page also has a dropdown menu which provides additional actions for the instance.

A brief description of each:

ActionWhat it does


Rebuild the instance with a different image.


Access the instance's command-line interface (CLI) remotely through the browser.


Change the instance's name.

Boot from ISO

Boot the instance from an ISO image.


Temporarily stop the instance and save its current state.

Assign Floating IP

Assign a floating IP address to the instance.

Dissociate IP

Dissociate IP address from the instance.

Change Password

Change the instance's root password.


Permanently delete the instance and all its associated resources.

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