NOTE: This article is written for our Classic Cloud Control Panel. A version of this article is also available for our New Cloud Control Panel.
- Finally, when you are done using your server and are ready to delete it, you can do this through the Control Panel. If you have already saved a backup image of your server, you can use that image to create a new server at a future time. That server will be an exact clone of your current server at the time the backup image was saved, only it will have a different IP address.
- Sometimes after pressing the Delete Server button, if you are over-eager like myself, you won't notice that your browser is communicating with our servers even though the screen does not appear to be refreshing. This may lead you to click the Delete Server button more than once. When that happens, the Control Panel will most likely generate the error you see below.
The 'Oops!' error is our general purpose error message, usually indicating a disconnect between the Control Panel display and our back-end systems. It should contain some information about the problem, as in the image below. The statement 'The requested resource does not exist' basically indicates that I was successful in deleting the server the first time I pressed the button, and pressing it again isn't going to do any good since that server no longer exists.
- All together, these administration tips and tools will allow you total control over your server, as well as provide some great troubleshooting resources. Next we're going to learn how to build and configure a Cloud Load Balancer for directing traffic to multiple servers in a high availability solution. You can watch a 3-part video series (Overview, Creating a Load Balancer, Detailed Configuration) to learn more about Cloud Load Balancers, or you can read the article for detailed instructions.
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