Does your website need more storage space? With Cloudways block storage, you can add more storage space by attaching a volume to your server.
Cloudways offers one-click Block Storage integration (Volumes) with your server. So, whenever your server disk storage gets full, you can always add additional block storage.
What is Cloudways Block Storage?
Block storage volumes are network-based block devices used to power the server with additional storage volumes.
It allows you to attach additional storage volumes to your server quickly and easily, and function like regular block devices.
Cloudways now offers the block storage feature for DigitalOcean servers only.
How much does Cloudways Block Storage cost?
Block storage on Cloudways costs $0.1/GB/month, which means for every 1 GB you will be charged $0.1 every month. If you attached a 200 GB block storage size to your server, you will be charged $20 per month for the block storage along with the server costs.
For instance, if your Cloudways server costs $10/month and attached 100 GB block storage, the total cost will be $20/month.
Step 1: Access Your Server Management
First of all, sign in to your Cloudways account. From the top menu bar, click on Servers to open the servers page where you will find all the servers you have on your Cloudways account.
Next, navigate to the server that you want to attach block storage to it and click on it to open its Server Management dashboard.
Step 2: Open Vertical Scaling
On the Server Management Panel, click Vertical Scaling to open the vertical scaling window where you can increase the server size.
There are two options for Vertical Scaling, Server Size, and Block Storage. Click on the second option Block Storage.
Step 3: Add Block Storage to Your Server
Once you are in the Block Storage tab, activate the Attach Block Storage option to activate its settings.
Click on the Attach Block Storage checkbox, and then determine how much block storage size (in GiB) you need. To do so, either drag the slider or enter a certain number of GiB.
Notice that when you increase the Block Storage size, the amount of money you will be charged for the block storage will increases.
Finally, click Attach Now.
Once you do that, a warning pop-up window will show up, click Proceed to create the block storage. It may take up to 10 munites.
Now You have created block storage and integrated it with your server. Whenever you want to scale it in the future you can do that easily.
Remember: When you add the block storage to your server, all of your websites and the databases on that server will be moved to the block storage volumes, and your previous disk will become unavailable to use or access.
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