For one reason or another, you might need to deactivate a currently active app. In this article, we'll show you how to deactivate an app from within Pagely's Atomic control panel.
What Happens When I Deactivate an App?
When an app is deactivated, it will simply stop accepting traffic. Unless the app is completely deleted, things like DNS records, database, and files will continue to exist.
Because the app still exists, any running PHP processes will still be able to be executed from within the server. This means that a PHP file within the app can still be executed locally, but cannot be accessed from outside of the server (including WordPress cron jobs, since wp-cron.php would no longer be accessible).
This is the perfect solution if you need to temporarily disable access to an app, such as agencies who need to disable a client's site due to a billing issue.
Of course, if you're no longer going to be using the app on a permanent basis, it might be best to fully delete the app after deactivating it. Just don't forget to create a backup of the app's data, just in case you need it later!
How To Deactivate an App in Atomic
- Begin by logging into the Atomic control panel.
- On the left side menu, click on Apps.
- You should now see a listing of all apps on your account. From here, find the one that you want to deactivate and click on the settings icon to the right of the app's name.
- Click on the icon to the left of Deactivate App to deactivate it, then click on the icon again to confirm deactivation.