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How to manage, attach & detach your Floating IPs

In our previous tutorial, we discussed the importance of floating IPs and how you can order one and in this documentation entry we are going to focus on how to manage, attach, detach and cancel them!

How to attach a Floating IP to your server

In order to attach a floating IP to your server, you will need to first purchase it from the client area. Once it has been activated, you can proceed to attaching it to your server.

Simply navigate to the ‘Services’ tab and then click on the ‘Floating IPs’ section. You will then be presented with a list of all of your IP addresses as illustrated below:

floating ip list

Next, click on the ‘Attach’ button. A pop-up configuration window will then appear, from which you can choose the server that you wish to attach the IP address to. After you have chosen the server, press the ‘Attach’ button:

attaching floating ip

IMPORTANT: When adding an IP to a cloud VPS or VDS, you will need to reboot the server in order to apply the changes. A reboot is not needed if you are running one of our OpenVZ-based VPS servers as the changes are applied in real-time. 

How to detach a Floating IP from your server

Detaching an IP address from your server is just as easy as attaching it. Simply open up your IP addresses by going to the ‘Services’ tab and selecting ‘Floating IPs’. Next, find the IP that you wish to detach and press ‘Detach’:

detach floating IP

A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm the detach process. Once confirmed, your IP will be successfully detached from the server.

IMPORTANT: If you are running a cloud VPS or VDS server, your server will need to restart in order to apply the changes!

IMPORTANT: Attaching and detaching IPs can also be done through the server’s management page. If you go to your server’s information section and to the ‘Settings’ tab, you will see that there is a list of the IP addresses that can be assigned or removed, saving you time if you wish to make any changes.

How to cancel (delete) a Floating IP

If you don’t need a given IP, you can easily cancel it. If you choose to cancel an address, it will leave your IP pool and you will not be able to use it anymore.

To cancel an IP, go to your server settings and then open up the IP list. Next, click on the ‘X’ icon next to the address that you wish to remove. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm the cancellation. Once confirmed, your selected IP will be deleted.

If you encounter any issues regarding our Floating IPs, do not hesitate to contact us.

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