How to Uninstall WordPress from Cpanel? I’m sure you already know how to do a WordPress installation with your eyes closed and even how to reset WordPress without problems, so today we are going to see a step-by-step tutorial with the process you should follow if, for some reason, you want to uninstall WordPress from your website completely and permanently.
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Although the numbers and statistics of WordPress make it undoubtedly the best CMS or content management system for several years now, there are different reasons why you might want to uninstall it:
- Because you will migrate your website from one web server to another.
- Because you had a WordPress trial for plugins and themes, you don’t need it anymore.
- You simply don’t like this platform anymore and want to change to another one or delete
your website completely.
If you want to permanently delete your WordPress on your hosting account or delete it to start another installation from scratch, in this guide, we will tell you the alternatives to be able to do it.
If you installed your WordPress with Softaculous Apps Installer
If you have installed your WordPress in a few clicks with our Softaculous Apps Installer, here are the steps you will need to follow:
1.You must log in to Softaculous again. To do this, go to cPanel > Software > Softaculous Apps Installer.
Go to “Installations”.
Locate the desired WordPress installation and click the red cross to remove it.
On the confirmation page, agree to delete it. This will, by default, delete both the files and your account database.
That’s it! Your WordPress has been completely removed.
If you installed your WordPress manually
In case you have installed WordPress manually or you have imported it from another hosting, here are the steps to follow:
Go to cPanel > Databases > MySQL Databases.
Locate and delete the database corresponding to your WordPress. If you do not know which database your WordPress uses, you can find it in your WordPress installation’s “wp-config.php” file.
Log in to the cPanel File Manager.
Delete all files from your WordPress installation:
– If your WordPress is installed in the root directory (public_html), delete all files and folders beginning with “wp-.” Also, delete or clean up the “.htaccess” file if it exists (it may be hidden).
– If your WordPress is installed in a subdirectory, it is even easier; just delete that subdirectory.
In both cases, be careful not to delete files if you have other things on your site besides WordPress.
That’s it! You will have completely removed your WordPress.
Why remove WordPress for good?
Nowadays, it is really easy to use a CMS like WordPress, installing and uninstalling as many times as you need.
But precisely because of this ease of use, it is common for people with little knowledge to start creating a website without informing themselves.
Sometimes, this can lead to configuration errors, such as permalinks in the first settings.
Other common mistakes are duplicate content or web architecture.
Sometimes, it may take longer to reconfigure everything correctly than to delete WordPress and start from scratch.
Before learning how to uninstall WordPress from cPanel
Learning how to uninstall WordPress from cPanel requires a firm decision. Make sure that uninstalling WordPress is what you want to do.
Some may still need to be sure but want to remove their website permanently. In this case, you need to have a backup file.
So, before you commit to deleting the entire website, think twice.