To prevent accidental cancellations, we have updated the process to include a final confirmation. To cancel your Hostwinds services, you would start by logging in to your Client Area. From there you would want to follow the steps in this guide:
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Step 1: Find the service you wish to cancel on the main page and tap the + to the left of it
Step 2: Look for the Manage button at the bottom and tap it
Step 3: On the next page, you will find the “Actions” section a little way down the page as shown below
Step 4: You will need to slide the buttons to the left to be able to tap on “Request Cancellation” on the far right
Step 5: This will generate a ticket with the subject “Hostwinds Account Cancellation” that will include instructions in bold text along with a prepared statement.[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]You will need to copy and then paste that prepared statement as a reply to the ticket, to complete your cancellation request. [/notification]
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How Do I Respond To My Cancellation Ticket As Requested?
There are two options you can use to respond to the automatically generated cancellation request.
Option 1: Your primary registered email on file with Hostwinds will receive an email of the ticket that was created. Replying via the email will respond to the cancellation.
Option 2: Every registered account has access to view all tickets ever created. By clicking on Open A Ticket at the top of Hostwinds, you will be presented an option on the left hand side titled My Support Tickets. From this area, you can click on your cancellation ticket, click reply, and provide your response. This will update the ticket as requested and generally is the fastest option of the two. For further review on examining your ticket area, please review How To View An Open Ticket.
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- All tickets do also generate an email alert that when replied to, will update your ticket automatically.
- A cancellation cannot be considered valid until step three (3) is completed. If this is not done before your due date, you will not be refunded for any renewals made.
- The above steps are the only method to cancel a service with us.
- This process will not cancel, remove, or delete anything stored in Cloud Storage. To delete such storage the steps in this link would need to be followed
Can I Cancel By Phone or a Live Chat?
Due to our commitment to protecting your services, data they hold and your finances involved, we cannot make account changes based on phone calls or live chat regarding billing matters. Because of this, we would not be able to cancel a service or disable renewal of a domain based on communication over the phone or through live chat.
What if I Want the Service Until the End of My Billing Cycle?
All cancellations are immediate. As such we do not have an option to allow for a service to automatically cancel at the end of a billing cycle.
However, a cancellation can be placed at any time, if the goal is to retain a service until the last paid day of the current cycle, it would be best to submit the cancellation on the day before the Billing Cycle and during regular business hours.
How do I Cancel a Domain?
Technically Domain Name Registrations cannot be canceled, however, you can disable their automatic renewal by following the instructions in this Guide. This will both prevent invoices from being created and remove any pending ones.
Will This Process A Refund Too?
The direct answer to this question is no. Generally, all requests for refunds will be determined by our Refund Policy, and any requests will need to be filed separately with our Billing Department.