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How To Uninstall WordPress From cPanel

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Last updated on August 11th, 2021 at 06:22 am

When you start with your online blogging carrier or a store, you are more focused on how to create an appealing website, how do you add features or for that matter, how can you monetize your website, right?

Do you ever give a thought of how to uninstall WordPress? I guess not. Hardly would you ever consider removing your WordPress website or uninstalling it. However, things do not remain the same always, let alone the fact that they are better. And so, at times there arises a need where you would want to uninstall the WordPress website from cPanel.

Ok, we all agree that under circumstantial situations, you would need to uninstall the website but when?

When do you need to do the same?

Why & When Do You Need To Uninstall WordPress?

As a matter of fact, there is more than one reason that compels you to uninstall your WordPress website.

  • The first and the most important instance that dooms you to uninstall a WordPress is when you no longer need the website. If you are done with the business or the blog, you wouldn’t want to attract visitors uselessly. With your website rendering zero work, it’s best to uninstall the same and save your visitors from the pain from visiting the site and gaining nothing.
  • In case you want to delete the entire website in a single stance, uninstalling the WordPress website from cPanel.
  • Imagine a situation when you are planning to create a new website. How are you going to do so? The first thing that you need to do is remove your older site. This is where you need to visit the cPanel and then uninstall the website.
  • Another instance is when you are thinking to migrate from WordPress to a different content management platform, Magneto or Joomla.

Sounds good?

How to Uninstall WordPress Website From cPanel?

Uninstalling or removing the WordPress website form cPanel is pretty easy and can be done in a few steps.

  • To start with, you need to log in to the WordPress cPanel.
  • The best way to click open your cPanel is by adding the following in the URL: 2083 or /cpanel. For instance: if your website is this It becomes
  • As the page opens, enter the credentials and log in to the cPanel.
  • Now, click on file manager in cPanel.
  • Here, click on the plus sign in order to expand the file public_html. This is where you will find all of the files of your active website.
  • It might so happen that you have more than one website and you want to delete one of them.
  • So, select the one that you have decided to delete.

Next, we need to find the appropriate database and the username for the website. This step is important as you need to first verify the username as well as database name before deleting the website.

  • To do, click on the folder with the name of your website. As soon as you do so, all of the files stored in the folder opens up.
  • Now, click right on wp-config.php and then click on view.
  • In section MySQL, verify the name of the database as well as the username.
  • In case, you wish to store it for further purposes, save both the database name and the username.

After you have confirmed both the username and the database name, you can now move ahead with the deletion process.

  • Click on the cPanel homepage.
  • Now, click on MySQL Database.
  • A new page opens up
  • All you need to do is click on the name and select the delete button.
  • Follow the same process to delete the database as well as the username.

Now that you have deleted both the files, you are no longer eligible to access the website.

Deleting Files from WordPress

One last thing that you would need to do is delete all of your WordPress files.

  1. Click on file manager and then select public_html.
  2. Click right on the folder name of the website
  3. Select them and click on delete.
  4. A confirmation box appears. Once you click yes, all of the files have been deleted.

You have now successfully uninstalled your WordPress website.

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