How to remove a subdomain in Plesk

How to remove a subdomain in Plesk

How to remove a subdomain in Plesk

Removing a subdomain in Plesk is a straightforward process. However, it’s important to note that this action will delete the subdomain and all associated data, such as website files, email accounts, and databases. Here’s how you can remove a subdomain in Plesk:

Step 1: Log into Plesk

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

Step 2: Navigate to Subdomain Settings

  1. Go to Websites & Domains:
    • Once logged in, click on the “Websites & Domains” tab. This section allows you to manage all aspects of your website hosting.
  2. Find the Subdomain:
    • Scroll to the subdomain you want to remove. Subdomains are usually listed under their parent domains.

Step 3: Remove the Subdomain

  1. Subdomain Options:
    • Click on the subdomain to access its settings.
    • Look for a “Remove Subdomain”, “Delete”, or a similar option. This is usually a button or a link, sometimes represented by a trash can icon.
  2. 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 subdomain. Remember, this action is irreversible through the Plesk interface.

Step 4: Verify the Subdomain is Removed

  1. Check the Subdomain List:
    • After removal, ensure that the subdomain no longer appears in the list of subdomains under the “Websites & Domains” section.
    • If the subdomain is still listed, try refreshing the page or repeating the removal process.

Best Practices and Considerations

  • Backup Important Data: Before removing the subdomain, ensure that you have a backup of all important data stored in the subdomain’s directory.
  • Check for Dependencies: Ensure that no other services or domains depend on the subdomain you are about to remove.
  • Email Accounts: If there are email accounts associated with the subdomain, be aware that these will also be deleted.
  • DNS Settings: After removing the subdomain, you may also want to update your DNS settings if they were specifically configured for the subdomain.


Removing a subdomain in Plesk is a simple process, but it requires careful consideration to avoid accidental data loss. Always ensure that you have backed up any necessary data before proceeding with the deletion. By following these steps, you can safely remove a subdomain from your Plesk server.

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