For Dedicated Servers

Before a planned maintenance (e.g. when replacing a defective hard disk) or server relocation, we recommend shutting down your server at a scheduled time to prevent data loss.

Please Note

When you schedule a server shutdown, it can only be restarted by IONOS Customer Support.

To schedule a server shutdown, proceed as follows: 

  • Log in as administrator or user with administrator rights.

  • Check the current time on your server and change or update it if necessary.

  • Open the command prompt.

  • To set the time at which your server should shut down, type the command below. The time until the automatic shutdown of your server must be specified in seconds.
    shutdown -s -t [number of seconds]
    shutdown -s -t 86400

Your server will shut down at that scheduled time (in this example: after 24h).