Delete a site

If you no longer require a website that you administer, you can delete the website from Acquia Cloud Site Factory.

Things to consider

  • Deleting a website is permanent and cannot be undone.
  • Deleting your website does not delete your account or your website's user accounts.
  • If you want to save a copy of the website for later use, export the website before you delete it.
  • If you delete a website, you cannot reuse its name for a website in the same Acquia Cloud Site Factory subscription.

Deleting a website

To permanently delete your website from Acquia Cloud Site Factory:

  1. Log in to the Factory interface, find the website that you want to delete, and then open its actions menu.
  2. Click Delete site.
    Delete site using the submenu
  3. To confirm that you want to delete the website, click Delete site.
    Acquia Cloud Site Factory sends you an email to continue the site deletion process. If the email doesn't arrive, make sure to check your spam or junk filter.
  4. View the email regarding the website deletion, and follow its instructions to permanently delete your website.

The website is no longer on Acquia Cloud Site Factory, and visitors who attempt to visit the website will receive a page not found error message.

You can now create a new, different website that uses the same name as the deleted website.

Deleting a Site Collection

  1. Permanently delete a collection from your list of sites by first navigating to the site collection card. Locate its downward arrow next to the text "Go to Dashboard" and click on it to reveal the submenu.
  2. From the submenu, select the Delete Collection button.
    Delete a site collection.
  3. You will be given an opportunity to confirm you want to delete the collection or cancel the step. The text will read: "This action cannot be undone. Deleting a site collection does not delete any of the sites in the collection. The internal domain name of the deleted site collection will be assigned to the site that was the primary site of the deleted site collection." Click Delete to confirm, or Cancel to back out.