So I believe I've broken something on my VPS. I upgraded cPanel, and attempted to upgrade PHP (found out later that was unnecessary). Now, my VPS regularly stops loading and running both WHM and cPanel. I have to go in from the GoDaddy portal and reboot my server.
I'm contemplating a Destroy and Rebuild, but I have to make sure I don't lose any data -- especially email. I am also running a Connectwise Control, and I want to be sure that works afterwards, but worst case I can reinstall that.
So what's the best process? Can I restore from a snapshot, or will that simply restore the crap I screwed up, too?
Thanks in advance from anyone with experience in this process.
This is a little bit of a hard one to answer as there could be a number of reasons why this happening.
Doing a Destroy and Rebuild would at least give you a "clean" server, my concern with doing any sort of restore is that is something with a configuration issue that it will just put it right back in place.
One thing to consider (and I've had this once or twice over the years) is after having a server for about 4 years I started having issues with Apache randomly crashing and not restarting
I ended up getting a new server and just transferred the cPanel accounts and everything worked great moving forward....
GoDaddy now has Gen4 VPS - if you are based in the US you have to use uk.godaddy.com to order it.
The big advantage is CentOS 7 and SSD - so if you need to take the time to rebuild / restore the server this might be the better option - Just putting it out there
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