With SupportHost, you can upgrade or downgrade your hosting plan at any time and without downtime. You can move from a plan to another directly from the client area. Besides performing the upgrade and downgrade of the plan, you can also activate options to extend the services of your account.
In this tutorial, we will see how to upgrade or downgrade the plan, upgrade options, and change the billing period.
How to upgrade or downgrade
Let’s see how to upgrade or downgrade your current plan. First, login to the client area with your credentials and click on Services.
You will see a list of active products and services on the account, click on the product you want to upgrade or downgrade to access the service details.
In the Actions menu on the left of the screen, click on the Upgrade / Downgrade option as indicated below.
On the new screen, you will see a list of all possible upgrade or downgrade options for your current plan.
If the plan you want to upgrade to is not listed in the upgrade or downgrade options, just contact us. In this case, the option is not available because the website must be moved to a new server to upgrade the plan.
At the top, however, as highlighted on the screen below, the current configuration is shown.
By clicking on the drop-down menu next to each upgrade or downgrade option, you can select the billing period.
After selecting it, click on the blue “Choose Product” button to continue.
On the next screen, you will see the expense summary and can proceed with the payment if happy.
How the cost of an upgrade or downgrade is calculated
The transition to a higher plan than the current one (upgrade) requires the payment of the difference.
If, on the other hand, you are downgrading you must pay a fixed cost of 10€ you are not entitled to any credit.
How to upgrade or downgrade options
You can extend the product you purchased by upgrading (or downgrading) options if your account allows it. Access the client area and click on Services.
Choose the service you want to update by clicking on the one you are interested in from the list of active services.
From the Actions menu, click Upgrade / Downgrade Options.
On the new window, you will see the list of options that you can add to your hosting plan. To upgrade options, simply check the boxes next to the individual options and click on the Continue button.
You will then see a summary of the options you have chosen. Afterward, you can proceed with completing the order.
Please note that activation can take up to 24 hours, as manual intervention is required to upgrade and downgrade options.
How to change the billing period
From the client area, you can change the billing period of your plan if you are upgrading to a higher or lower plan. As seen in the previous sections, during the upgrade/downgrade procedure, you will be prompted to select the new billing cycle.
If you want to change your billing period without upgrading or downgrading your plan, just open a ticket. Access the client area and click on Support -> Open ticket.
On the next screen, select the Sales department and send your request specifying the service for which you want to change the billing period.