Delete Virtualserver

What’s the correct process to delete a virtual server so that I’m able to create a new one with the same name. Last time I deleted one from the control panel and it wouldn’t let me add a new one with the same name.


Well, if you delete it, and you can’t re-add it, there’s a fair chance that’s a bug :slight_smile:

The correct way would be to go into Disable and Delete -> Delete Virtual Server.

If that doesn’t work though, let us know, along with the error message you’re receiving, and we’ll get to the bottom of what’s going on.



I have been reading and finding the answers to all my questions and problems. But this is still a problem for me as well.

I deleted one of my virtual servers via the Disable and Delete link.
Now trying to add a server with the same name I get errors stating that the server is already hosted by the DNS, Apache etc. webservers are still running.
I have checked and all these webservers (DNS, Apache etc) still have entries for the old virtual server.

How should I go about this?
And if I (or my clients) decide to remove (delete) virtual servers in the future will the DNS, Apache ets. entries be removed or will I have to do this manually every time?

Thanks in advance,


Well, like I mentioned in the comment above – if you delete a Virtual Server, and can’t re-add that, it’s a bug… what I’d suggest doing is filing a bug report, using the Support link above. Then, Jamie will work with you to figure out what’s going awry there, and get things straightened out in the next Virtualmin release.