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Removing a site from FotoWeb

You can remove a site in the FotoWeb Settings app.

Note: Stop all FotoWeb services before deleting a site and start them after the deletion process is completed.

  1. Open the FotoWeb Settings app and select Sites.
  2. Select Remove for the site you want to remove. 
  3. A confirmation dialog appears. Select Yes. The site is deleted.

Note: The following information applies only to FotoWeb version 8.0 and earlier.
The FotoWeb Administation Console is deprecated and is not installed as part of FotoWeb 8.1.

Deleting a site using the FotoWeb Admin Console

To remove the site entirely, check all the options. The options are discussed in detail below.

Delete the entire \sites\<sitename> directory structure from disk

This option removes all the configuration files, templates, and user folders for the site. The files are permanently removed; they are not moved to the Recycle Bin.

Delete the virtual directory from IIS

This option removes the /fotoweb virtual directory from IIS. When you are asked from which site you want to remove the folder, make sure that you delete the folder from the correct site.

Drop the database used by the site

This option instructs FotoWeb to drop the database. If the database server is on the same machine as FotoWeb, FotoWeb will make sure that the database files are deleted from disk. If the SQL server is on another machine you may have to delete the database files manually.

You must manually remove the site from IIS after deleting it from FotoWeb. You can do so by right-clicking the website in IIS Manager and selecting Delete. You must also manually delete the root folder from disk if it is not in use anymore.

Note: There is no way to undo the deletion of a site. We recommend taking a backup of the site before deleting it.

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