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How to delete a site in your UniFi Controller

Published onJanuary 8, 2024

Managing your UniFi network involves various tasks, and sometimes you may find yourself needing to delete a site from your UniFi Controller.

Whether it's for business purposes, troubleshooting, or just starting fresh, it's important to understand how to do this properly.

In this post, we'll walk you through the process step by step.

Table of Contents

Understanding the Process

Before you start, you should know that deleting a site from the UniFi Controller is irreversible. This action will permanently erase all data, settings, and configurations associated with the site. Make sure you ran a backup before proceeding.

Access the UniFi Controller

Log in to your UniFi Controller. This can be done through the web interface or the UniFi Network application. Make sure that you have the admin rights to delete sites.

Go to the Site Settings

Once logged in, find the current site name on the bottom left of the dashboard. Click on it to open a list of all your sites. Select the site you wish to delete to enter its specific settings.

Enter Site Settings

In the site's dashboard, locate the settings gear icon, usually found at the bottom left of the screen. Click on it to access the site's settings.

Locate the Delete Option

Inside the site settings, scroll down to find the 'Delete Site' option. This is typically found towards the bottom of the list, under the section labeled 'Site Configuration' or a similar term.

Confirm the Deletion

Click on 'Delete Site'. You will be prompted to confirm the deletion. Remember, you can't undo this action. If you are sure, confirm your choice.

Final Checks

The system may ask for final confirmation or require you to type in the name of the site to ensure the site is not deleted by accident. Once you've done this, the site will be permanently deleted from your UniFi Controller.

Final Thoughts

Deleting a site in UniFi Controller is pretty straightforward. Just always make sure you have a backup of your site configurations and that you are deleting the correct site.

In situations where managing multiple sites or complex network configurations becomes challenging, you can consider a cloud-hosted service, like UniHosted. We host your UniFi Controllers in the cloud and offer management and support to optimize your networks.

Feel free to give us a spin! For home users it's free and for business purposes we apply a pay-as-you-go model that comes with a dedicated server.

Additionally, I'm happy to walk you through personally. You can schedule a call with me (Founder of UniHosted) here.

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