As a Clouding customer we want you to always have the maximum freedom and maximum control over your servers: that is why you can increase or decrease the resources of your cloud server when you need it, paying only for the time you have each setup active.
Our highly-distributed platform always has RAM, vCores and diskspace that you can assign to your servers whenever you want.
However, you can also reduce the resources of your server if, once your project is running, you have a lot of resources that you are not using.
It´s not possible to reduce diskspace on your server
From the perspective of the operating system installed on your cloud server, the disk on it's running on is a normal physical disk. This makes it unfeasible to reduce the space, because for the operating system it would be equivalent to a disk failure, which would result in the loss of all data stored on it.
This feature of Clouding can help you in many situations, and here are some examples of situations in which you can benefit from resizing.
e-Commerce and special campaigns
If you have prepared a large campaign, the number of visits you'll receive will be much higher than usual. At Clouding you can increase the resources of your cloud server only for a few hours or days, so you do not have to have an oversized infrastructure for some days a year where you receive a lot of traffic.
Annual celebration events
In these situations it is very normal to receive a large volume of traffic during the days near the event, but once the event is completed the traffic is usually greatly reduced. At Clouding you can reduce your server once the event is complete and maintain a minimum infrastructure until the following year, thereby reducing your costs.
You may be wondering, would my project work better with more RAM? Normally you would have to buy or hire a server with more RAM to test and if it doesn't help you improve performance then you should keep it. In Clouding you can do as many tests as you want, even with the exact setup with the best value for money.
How do I resize a server?
If you want to see how easy it is to resize your cloud servers at Clouding we recommend the following article in our knowledge base.