Upgrading Installed Linux Distribution

Each VPS build is based upon linux distribution images, and often-times during major upgrades (such as the jump from Debian 5 –> Debian 6), there can be particular configuration and other adjustments necessary for successful completion.

While we encourage you to use pre-supplied VPS build images, when seeking to run a newer version of a particular distribution, you are also free to attempt upgrades within the VPS container itself. If you choose to attempt upgrades soley within your VPS, we strongly recommend that you make a full backup prior to starting. After completing a full backup, you are encouraged to research and evaluate your distribution's pre-existing upgrade tools and options: