Shut Down or Restart the VM of a Dynamic Cloud Server

For Dynamic Cloud Servers acquired from March 2012 to present

You can shut down or restart your Dynamic Cloud Server virtual machines (VM) at any time. For example, you may want to shut it down after determining you no longer need a VM and want to stop the hardware stack virtualsation. 

Alternatively, you may find that your VM is not performing as expected and have been unable to determine the exact problem. In this case, you can try simply restarting the VM.

  • Log in to IONOS.
  • Click on the Servers & Cloud tile and select the desired package if necessary.
  • Click Server Administration.
  • Check the relevant VM and click Administer > Server Control.
  • You will have the choice whether you want to shut down the VM completely or restart it.
  • Shut down the virtual machine: The VM is shut down in a controlled manner. Afterwards you only pay for the used hard disk space. If you restart the VM, the calculation of the remaining hardware components starts again.
  • Restart virtual machine: All running processes are terminated. The operating system is then shut down and restarted in a controlled manner.

Please Note

You should only use the functions under Only use in an emergency if the points described above were unsuccessful. The Force Reboot and Switch Off Virtual Machine functions can result in data loss.