Starting and Stopping ECSs

You can start, stop, restart, and delete ECSs.

  • To prevent load increase when starting or stopping a large number of ECSs at the same time, you are advised to select a small number of ECSs for each batch.

  • If an ECS remains in the Restarting or Stopping state for a long time, you can forcibly restart or stop it. In such a case, any unsaved data on the ECS will be lost. Therefore, exercise caution when forcibly restarting or stopping an ECS.


  1. Log in to the management console.

  2. Click image1 in the upper left corner and select your region and project.

  3. Under Computing, select Elastic Cloud Server.

  4. In the ECS list, select the target ECSs.

  5. Above the list, click Start, Stop, or choose More > Restart or Delete.

  6. In the displayed window, click Yes.


    Contact the administrator if an ECS has been in any of the following intermediate states for more than 30 minutes:

    • Starting

    • Stopping

    • Restarting

    • Forcibly restarting

    • Deleting