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How Do I Cancel My Account?

We're sorry to see you go. If there is anything we can do to keep you as a customer, please let us know.

If you are having difficulty using your account, or if something is not working as expected, please feel free to contact us via phone or Live Chat. We will be happy to assist you and work to resolve any issues you may have.

HostGator Hosting

To cancel your hosting plan:

  1. Log in to your Customer Portal.
  2. Select Hosting from the left-hand menu.

    HostGator - Portal - Hosting Menu

  3. From the Hosting Packages section, select the Manage option below the plan you would like to cancel.

    HostGator - Portal - Manage Hosting

  4. From the details of that package, locate and click the Billing tab next to Settings.

    HostGator - Portal - Manage Hosting - Billing Tab

  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the Billing section, and click Cancel Package.

    HostGator - Portal - Manage Hosting - Billing Tab - Cancel Package

  6. Read through and complete the fields in the form to submit your cancellation request.

    HostGator - Portal - Cancel Package - Confirm Cancellation

  7. Make sure to select the checkbox indicating that you give permission to terminate the plan above on the scheduled renewal date.
  8. Finally, click Cancel Package, and you're done! Allow 72 hours for this request to be completed.

Note: Canceling the web hosting plan does NOT automatically cancel your domain name.

For Optimized WordPress Packages, you will have the ability to delete your WordPress blog through your Customer Portal. To completely cancel your WordPress hosting package subscription, please contact us via phone or Live Chat so we can assist you. 

To cancel your WordPress package:

  1. Select the WordPress package you wish to cancel from the Hosting tab of your Customer Portal.
  2. Click Manage.

    Customer Portal - Hosting - Manage Package

  3. On the next screen, you will see a list of managemnet options for your WordPress.
  4. To delete your blog, click the Delete Wordpress Blog icon.

    Customer Portal - WordPress Package - Delete WordPress Blog

  5. A confirmation page will appear. Select the checkbox for Yes, I give permission to delete my installation and files.
  6. Click Delete Installation to confirm.

    Customer Portal - Confirm Delete

Domain Name Renewals

If you no longer want to renew your domain, please contact us via phone or Live Chat with the name of the domain you no longer want to renew. To help expedite your request, please contact us via the email address associated with the domain name or provide us the order number.

Account Addons & Other Services

To cancel an account addon, please follow the instructions in the appropriate article to complete the task in cPanel.

HostGator India, Brazil, Turkey, etc.

HostGator.com only handles accounts that are purchased from HostGator.com. To cancel, you would need to contact the company you signed up with. For example, if you signed up with HostGator India, you would need to contact HostGator India to cancel.

Please also note that canceling your hosting package does not automatically cancel your recurring domain registrations. To cancel domain renewals, please contact us via phone or Live Chat.

What Happens After I Submit the Cancellation Request?

You will receive an email immediately confirming we have your request. If you do not get this email back within 1 hour, we did not receive your cancellation request and you will be held responsible for any charges as a result.

Once you know we have your request, please allow us 72 hours to verify your identity and close your account. Your account will remain active until you receive our follow-up email confirming you were canceled successfully.

When Will My Cancellation Be Effective?

Unless you tell us otherwise, your account will be canceled on the next renewal date, and you will continue to have access to your account until that time. For example, if your next renewal date is in 2 weeks, and you tell us you want to cancel, then your account will stay open for those 2 weeks, then cancel on the renewal date. If you want the cancellation to be effective on any date other than the next renewal date, please let us know when we contact you to confirm your cancellation, so we can cancel the account according to your instructions.

Want to cancel your Customer Portal account? 

Canceling your HostGator account will also cancel the customer portal account. If your HostGator account is active, you must keep your customer portal account. 

 How can we help you? Please contact Phone Support at 855-435-0974 or Live Chat if you need assistance.