Site Management

You can manage many aspects of your site in MyKinsta, including contacting our Support team for assistance with tasks like moving a site to a new location or increasing the max upload file size.

Rename a Site in MyKinsta

With Kinsta’s site renaming tool, you can change the display name of your Kinsta site in MyKinsta.

This tool is useful if you’ve recently changed your WordPress site’s domain name or rebranded your business and want the name in MyKinsta to reflect that change.

The site renaming tool is available for the Company Owner, Company Administrator, Company Developer, and Site Administrator (learn more about user roles in MyKinsta).

Here’s how you can use the site renaming tool to rename your Kinsta site.

In MyKinsta, navigate to WordPress Sites > sitename > Info, and click the edit (pencil) icon next to the Site name in the Basic Details section of the page.

Rename your site in MyKinsta.
Rename your site in MyKinsta.

You can also rename your site from your WordPress Sites list by clicking the kebab (three-dot) icon and selecting Rename site in the menu that appears.

Rename your site from the WordPress Sites list in MyKinsta.
Rename your site from the WordPress Sites list in MyKinsta.

Next, enter a new name for your site, and click Rename site.

Choose a new display name for your Kinsta site.
Choose a new display name for your Kinsta site.

The name change takes place immediately, and you can see the new name for your WordPress site in the MyKinsta top navigation bar.

Example of a renamed site in MyKinsta.
Example of a renamed site in MyKinsta.

The new site name can also be seen in your WordPress Sites list.

A renamed site in the WordPress Sites list.
A renamed site in the WordPress Sites list.
SSH/SFTP and database credentials are not changed by renaming a site in MyKinsta.
SSH/SFTP and database credentials are not changed by renaming a site in MyKinsta.

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Delete a WordPress Site

If you need to remove a site you’re no longer using or need to start over with a site you’re developing, you can delete your site from within MyKinsta.

Delete a WordPress Site / Install

Step 1

Click on WordPress Sites in the left sidebar, where you’ll find a list of your installs/sites. Click on the site you want to delete, scroll down, and click on the Delete Site button.

Delete site in MyKinsta.
Delete site in MyKinsta.

Step 2

You’ll get a modal/pop-up asking you to confirm the deletion of your site.

You have to accept the following prompts:

  • The files and database for your site will be deleted.
  • The files and database in the staging environment for your site will also be deleted.

Then enter your site’s name followed by a dash and the word “live” (sitename-live) in the field and then click the Delete Site button.

Delete WordPress site confirmation.
Delete WordPress site confirmation.

Once the deletion of the site is complete, you’ll have an open spot in your plan for a new site.

Label Sites in MyKinsta

Kinsta’s site labeling tool allows you to easily organize and filter your WordPress sites based on unique tags. This tool is especially useful for WordPress agencies and users managing a large number of sites.

You can add or remove labels on the WordPress Sites page or an individual Site Information page (WordPress Sites > sitename > Info). Site labels can be managed in Company settings > Site labels.

WordPress Sites Page

In MyKinsta, navigate to WordPress Sites and check the boxes next to the sites you want to tag. After making your selection, click the Label sites button.

Add labels to your WordPress sites in MyKinsta.
Add labels to your WordPress sites in MyKinsta.

Click Add new label to create a new label. Enter the new label and click Apply labels.

If you have existing labels you want to manage, you can click Manage all labels in company settings.

Add a new site label.
Add a new site label.

After a label is created, it will always be available for use in the future. The screenshot below shows “Label 1”, the label we created above.

To remove a label from a site, in the Label sites modal/pop-up, deselect the box next to the label you want to remove and click Apply labels.

Label 1 added in MyKinsta.
Label 1 added in MyKinsta.

After labeling your sites, you can use the search box above the site names to filter the site list based on a specific label.

Filter by site label in MyKinsta.
Filter by site label in MyKinsta.

Site Information Page

Another way to view, add, or remove labels is in the Basic details of an individual Site Information page (WordPress Sites > sitename > Info). Click the pencil (edit) icon in the Labels field.

Click the pencil (edit) icon in Basic details to edit labels.
Click the pencil (edit) icon in Basic details to edit labels.

Click Add new label to create a new label. If you have existing labels you want to manage, you can click Manage all labels in company settings.

Add a new site label.
Add a new site label.

After a label is created, it will always be available for use in the future. The screenshot below shows “Label 1”, the label we created above.

To remove a label from a site, in the Label sites modal/pop-up, deselect the box next to the label you want to remove and click Apply labels.

Label 1 added in MyKinsta.
Label 1 added in MyKinsta.

After adding labels to your site, you can see them in the Labels field.

Site labels on the Site Information page in MyKinsta.
Site labels on the Site Information page in MyKinsta.

Manage Site Labels

To manage your site labels, go to Company settings > Site Labels. You can also click the Manage all labels in Company settings link in the Label sites modal.

Here you can add, rename, or delete labels.

To add a new label, click the Add new label button.

Add a new site label.
Add a new site label.

To rename a label, click the pencil (edit) icon on the right-hand side.

Click the pencil (edit) icon in MyKinsta to change a label name.
Click the pencil (edit) icon in MyKinsta to change a label name.

To delete a label, click the trash can (delete) icon on the right-hand side.

Click the trash can (delete) icon to delete a site label.
Click the trash can (delete) icon to delete a site label.

After a site has been labeled, the label will be visible in your site list.

Site labels under site names in MyKinsta.
Site labels under site names in MyKinsta.

Max Upload Size for Files

At Kinsta, we set the uploaded file size limit to 128MB, which is quite large for a single file.

Max Upload File Size for WordPress

If you’re trying to upload a file to your WordPress site and see either of the following error messages, that means that your file is larger than 128MB:

  • “The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.”
  • “file_name exceeds the maximum upload size for this site.”

To request an increase in the allowed size beyond the default 128 MB limit, you can open a chat with our Support team in MyKinsta.

Max Upload File Size for WordPress Multisite

In a WordPress Multisite Network, you can set the max upload file size for the subsites in the WordPress Network Admin. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and go to Settings > Network Settings. Scroll down to the Upload Settings section.

To increase the max upload file size for your network’s subsites beyond the 1500KB (~1.5MB) default, enter the new value in the Max upload file size field and click the Save Changes button.

Move an Existing Site to a New Location

If your site needs to be moved to a different data center, that requires some additional steps from our team. Open a new chat with our Support team in MyKinsta to get that started.

Moving the site to a new data center will change the Host IP address (used for SFTP and SSH connections) and may require an external IP address change. The external IP address is the one other parties see when your site makes an external connection to an external server. This is sometimes used for integrations with payment processors like PayPal or added to allow lists for some services.

Note: The Site IP (the IP you point your domain’s A record to) is separate and will not change.

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