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How to Delete a Site

Learn how to remove a site from your Rapyd account in a few easy steps.

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Written by Rapyd Team
Updated over a week ago

If you're unsure about how to remove a site from your Rapyd account, you've come to the right place! This guide shows you the steps for removing a site, which is an important part of other account actions like removing a plan or subscription.


Site deletion is a destructive process and immediately deletes a website's files, its database tables, and backups. So, please be sure to take a backup of your site and download a copy to your local computer before deleting your site. This will ensure that you have a version of the site just in case something unexpected happens.

Learn more about manual backups here: Creating and Managing Backups

Step-by-step: Deleting a Site

1) Access site overview area

First, log into your Rapyd account and access the site overview area of the site that you want to delete. This is done by simply clicking anywhere in the site's container on the account overview page.

2) Click Delete in the Tools Menu

On the left-hand side of the site management area, click on the menu item labeled Tools. This will open a drop down of additional options. In this menu, select Delete.

3) Click Delete and Confirm

Once in the delete site area, click on Delete site. This will open a popup that explains the importance of downloading a backup of your site before deletion.

Once you have download a backup, enter your Rapyd password and confirm the site deletion.

Next Steps

Usually, deleting a site is the first step of a larger process like removing a plan or pausing a subscription.

It is important to keep in mind that deleting a site does not remove a plan from your subscription, and billing will continue until the plan is removed. Considering this, in most cases, you will continue with the removal of a plan following the deletion of a site.

Why You Might Need to Delete a Website

There are various reasons why one might decide to delete a website, and each of these reasons could have significant implications. Here are some of the most common factors:

Project Termination

If a website was built for a specific project or campaign that has now come to an end, keeping the site up and running may no longer be necessary. The cost and effort required for maintenance would not justify its existence.

Brand Evolution

Companies go through rebranding phases or shift their focus to different services or products. An existing website may not align with the new brand identity, making it essential to take it down.

Budget Constraints

Running a website involves recurring costs for hosting, domain registration, and potentially content and SEO management. If a project is not bringing in an ROI that justifies these costs, it may be time to pull the plug.

Technological Obsolescence

As technology advances, older websites may become incompatible with new browsers or devices. If updating the website isn't viable, deleting it might be the best course of action.

Legal or Compliance Issues

Sometimes websites have to be taken down due to legal disputes or failure to comply with new regulations (like GDPR). In such cases, it's better to delete the site than face potential legal ramifications.

That's it! Quick and easy! If you run into any issues while deleting your site, please contact our 24/7 support - we're always happy to assist you.

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