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How do I un-publish a website?

2011-12-15 10:46 pm EST

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I don't want to permanently remove it. I just want to take it down until I can further refine it.

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Tim S
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2011-12-16 8:23 am EST
Hi wvsecho,

Thanks for posting your question. I'm more than happy to assist you. Removing an existing website really depends on how you published the website. If you used Fantastico to install WordPress or another content management system, you can remove the installation through the Fantastico de Luxe interface from within cPanel. Keep in mind, if you do this it will permanently delete the website, database, and all of the content.

If you used the Premium Website Builder to design your website, you can simply delete the files from your public_html folder. Please DO NOT delete the entire folder as this will cause problems in the future. You can simply delete the files located within it.

One other option is to rename your index page to something else and upload the default index page from InMotion Hosting. That way, if someone visits your website they will see an under construction page. If you no longer have this page, feel free to contact us and we can upload one for you.

I hope this helps! If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.


Tim S

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