Perform common Digital Ocean configuration tasks

This page lists various common tasks you can perform on your Digital Ocean virtual machine.

Resizing your droplet

As you use your JupyterHub, you may find that you need more memory, disk space, or CPUs. Digital Ocean servers can be resized in the “Resize Droplet” panel. These instructions take you through the process.

  1. First, click on the name of your newly-created Droplet to enter its configuration page.

  2. Next, turn off your Droplet. This allows DigitalOcean to make modifications to your VM. This will shut down your JupyterHub (temporarily).

    Power off your Droplet
  3. Once your Droplet has been turned off, click “Resize”, which will take you to a menu with options to resize your VM.

    Resize panel of digital ocean
  4. Decide what kinds of resources you’d like to resize, then click on a new VM type in the list below. Finally, click “Resize”. This may take a few moments!

  5. Once your Droplet is resized, turn your Droplet back on. This makes your JupyterHub available to the world once again. This will take a few moments to complete.

Now that you’ve resized your Droplet, you may want to change the resources available to your users. Further information on making more resources available to users and verifying resource availability can be found in Resize the resources available to your JupyterHub.