How to Remove a subdomain redirect in Plesk

How to Remove a subdomain redirect in Plesk

How to Remove a subdomain redirect in Plesk

Removing a subdomain redirect in Plesk is a straightforward process. If you’ve previously set up a redirect for a subdomain and now wish to remove it, you can do so by following these steps:

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 from which you want to remove the redirect.
    • Click on the subdomain to access its settings.

Step 3: Remove the Redirect

  1. Subdomain Hosting Settings:
    • Look for the “Hosting Settings” option within the subdomain’s management area and click on it.
  2. Change Hosting Type or Remove Redirect:
    • If the subdomain is set to “Forwarding”, change the hosting type to “Website Hosting” or a similar option. This will remove the forwarding and allow the subdomain to host content.
    • If there is a specific redirect rule set up (e.g., in the web server settings), look for the redirect settings and remove or disable them. This could be in the form of a URL redirect or an HTTP 301/302 redirect.

Step 4: Apply and Save Changes

  1. Save the Settings:
    • After removing the redirect or changing the hosting type, click on the “OK” or “Apply” button to save your changes.

Step 5: Verify the Removal

  1. Check the Subdomain:
    • It’s important to test the subdomain to ensure that the redirect has been successfully removed. Open a web browser and navigate to your subdomain.
    • Verify that it no longer redirects to the previous destination.

Best Practices and Considerations

  • DNS Propagation: Be aware that DNS changes can take some time to propagate. If the redirect doesn’t seem to be removed immediately, wait a few hours and check again.
  • Backup: Before making changes, it’s a good practice to backup any existing data or configurations.
  • Clear Browser Cache: Sometimes, browsers cache redirects. Clear your browser cache if the redirect seems to persist after removal.


Removing a subdomain redirect in Plesk is a simple process that can be quickly accomplished through the Plesk control panel. By following these steps, you can ensure that your subdomain functions as intended, either by hosting its content or by not redirecting to another location. Remember to test the subdomain after making changes to confirm that everything is working as expected.


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