How to remove a domain in Plesk

How to remove a domain in Plesk

Removing a domain from Plesk is a straightforward process, but it’s important to proceed with caution. When you remove a domain, all the associated data, such as email accounts, databases, and website files, will also be deleted. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to remove a domain in Plesk:

Step 1: Log into Plesk

  1. Access Plesk Panel:
    • Open your web browser and navigate to your Plesk login URL. This is typically in the format of https://yourserverip:8443 or https://yourdomain.com:8443.
    • Enter your Plesk username and password to log in.

Step 2: Backup Important Data

  1. Backup Data:
    • Before removing the domain, ensure you have a backup of all important data. This includes website files, databases, and email accounts.
    • Plesk provides a backup tool that you can use to create a full backup of your domain.

Step 3: Navigate to the Domain Section

  1. Go to Domains:
    • Once logged in, go to the “Websites & Domains” tab.
    • Here you will see a list of all the domains hosted on your Plesk server.

Step 4: Remove the Domain

  1. Select the Domain to Remove:
    • Find the domain you wish to remove from the list.
    • Click on the domain to open its management options.
  2. Remove the Domain:
    • Look for a “Remove Domain” or “Delete Domain” button. This is usually found in the domain management area or under a settings menu.
    • Click on this button to initiate the removal process.
  3. Confirm the Removal:
    • Plesk will likely ask you to confirm the deletion. This step is crucial as it prevents accidental deletions.
    • Confirm that you want to delete the domain. Remember, this action is irreversible through the Plesk interface.

Step 5: Verify the Domain is Removed

  1. Check the Domain List:
    • After removal, ensure that the domain no longer appears in the list of domains.
    • If the domain is still listed, try refreshing the page or repeating the removal process.

Best Practices and Considerations

  • Double-Check Before Deletion: Make sure you are removing the correct domain. Double-check the domain name before confirming the deletion.
  • Backup: Always backup your data before deleting a domain. Once a domain is removed, recovering the data can be difficult or impossible.
  • Inform Relevant Parties: If the domain is used by other people or is live, inform all relevant parties about its removal.
  • Check for Dependencies: Ensure that no other services or domains depend on the domain you are about to remove.

Conclusion

Removing a domain from Plesk is a process that should be handled carefully to avoid accidental data loss. Always backup your data before proceeding with the removal, and ensure that you are deleting the correct domain. By following these steps and best practices, you can safely remove a domain from your Plesk server.

 

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